was made famous, like many news stories these days, because it was posted on YouTube. One of
Derrion's classmates recorded his murder on a cell phone in Chicago's Southside this past
September. Six other young students were taped beating this boy to death in the most
What I didn't know at the time and most people still don't know is that Derrion was
a student at one of Chicago's new "turnaround" schools. I am providing a link to another
blog that covers the story from an interesting perspective that links Derrion's death to
a climate that was created by the newly "turned around" Fenger high school.