CHICAGOLAND: Program Has Kids Write Letters To Obama ‘Explaining Why They Want To Live’

CHICAGO (CBS) — Gun violence was in the lesson plan for some South Side students today, many of whom have personal stories to tell.

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The kids were taking part in the Freedom Schools National Day of Social Action at Trinity United Church of Christ on the 400 block of West 95th Street.

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11-year-old Winston Hill told the other children about how he was checking the news on his iPad one Saturday night when he came across a story about the shooting death of his cousin.

He said she was shot in the leg and the bullet had traveled to her heart and killed her. He said she was his favorite cousin. He cried when he said he misses her and never gets to see her anymore and that she had a lot of dreams.


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