After bullets comes love at North High School in Minneapolis

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.

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RELATED: Community prays for stop to violence after bullets hit North High School

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.

RELATED: North High School in Minneapolis secured after shots fired nearby

"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.


 

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