CHICAGO, Ill. - It’s the type of violence that is all too familiar to students at Leif Ericson Scholastic Academy where the play was performed. Former student Amari Brown was an innocent bystander two years ago when he was shot and killed. He was 7 years old.
Principal Leavelle Abram hopes that this play impacts his students. “I have a couple of kids now that gangs have come up here looking for,” said the principal. “If I can catch these kids at a young age, then I have them with me from pre-K up, maybe we can make a difference.”
Hopefully these students can avoid a similar fate, and one day gang violence will only be a work of fiction. Watch the video to see how this play can stop gang violence.