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The Weight Of The City's Violence, On One School Principal

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CHICAGO VIOLENCE
Family and friends watch as the remains of Joseph Briggs are lowered into a grave at Oak Woods Cemetery on June 20, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Briggs, who turned 16 in April, was shot in the head during a drive-by shooting while he was sitting on his front porch with his sister on June 9. Briggs was one of nine people killed and 46 wounded by gunfire in Chicago during that June weekend. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Violence in Chicago is making headlines nationwide, again. Murders are up, and more kids were shot this past school year than the year before.

The weight of the city’s struggle with violence falls heavier on some than on others. One person shouldering a lot is the principal of a South Side high school.

WBEZ talked with her recently. She was at the funeral of one of her students.

Read the whole story at WBEZ