Walking To School In A War Zone: A Look At School Violence In Chicago

10/20/2010 09:05 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

For 16-year-old Kendall, a high school sophomore in a dangerous Chicago neighborhood, just surviving the two-mile walk to school is an accomplishment.

Kendall lives in an area riddled with violence, where guns on school grounds are common and students are killed walking to and from the high school.

Just in time for National Safe Schools Week, CNN takes an inside look at the difficulties of getting an education in one of America's toughest neighborhoods.

CNN's T.J. Holmes walked to school with Kendall and spoke with him about local gun violence.