January 17, 2019 11:20 PM
North High School in Minneapolis was a crime scene Wednesday.
But on Thursday, as students walked out of the building, they were greeted with handshakes, hugs and reassurances of love and support.
Larry McKenzie, the school's boys basketball coach, organized a prayer circle because of concerns for the safety of students, staff and families - not only at the school but throughout North Minneapolis as a whole.
Students were shaken up, but unharmed Wednesday when nearby gunfire hit the school. Minneapolis Public Schools said two bullets actually made it inside the building.
"So we could either complain or we could do something about it, and I just thought today, along with our parents, we needed to bring the community together," McKenzie said.
Joining the group was Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and Ward 5 Councilman Jeremiah Ellison.
"My priority is to make sure that we're putting your safety at the front," Ellison said.
Updated: January 17, 2019 11:20 PM
Created: January 17, 2019 08:27 PM
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