A DuSable High School student was stabbed with a pair of scissors by another student this morning at a supervised "conflict resolution" session in the South Side school, officials said.
The male victim was taken in serious-to-critical condition to Stroger Hospital of Cook County, officials said.
I gather from a few Chicago teachers I've known over the years that, typically, a small number of students can hold an entire school hostage to their constant aggressive, disruptive behavior. One teacher told me about the peace his school would experience after a big fight because the dozen or so instigators of 95% of the trouble would be out of school serving suspensions. The noise levels would fall dramatically and both teachers and students would relax and focus on education. I've also been told that, for legal reasons, it is next to impossible to remove these kids from the mainstream until they maim, brutalize or kill another student or a teacher.