CHICAGO
04/16/2012 02:48 pm ET

Are Uplift Students Causing The Violence In Uptown?

Every morning, I get up at 5:45 A.M, wait for the bus, and take the red line to get to my high school - Uplift Community High School in Uptown. I get off at the Wilson stop, an area known for fights, violence and shootings. I used to ask myself - why do I still put up with this? I almost made myself transfer, but I always changed my mind before mailing the papers in.

A lot of people think that kids from Uplift Community High School are responsible for the violence in Uptown, but that's not true. The violence is provoked by some community members affiliated with gang related activity.

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