‘Put The Guns Down!’ Boy, 8, Calls For End To Chicago Violence

Source: Emily Shapiro / ABC 7 Chicago 

“He didn’t even go to second grade. He didn’t grow up to be a grown-up,” TJ said of Amari Brown, the 7-year-old boy shot to death over the weekend. “People need to learn to put the guns down. Put them down.”

TJ is one of about 12,000 Chicago Public School students who are participating in the Safe Haven program, which started Monday at 120 churches and community centers in the city. It runs through August 14, and is free to CPS students.

“We have to let these kids there are some people out there that are concerned, that cares. We are there for you as much as possible,” Margaret Acree, Greater Saint John Bible Church, said.

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