About 80 students at Ames Middle School in Logan Square participated
in a student-led peace assembly yesterday afternoon in order to
promote ways to diffuse violence and empathize with others who may have
stressors in their lives that affect how they behave.
took part in various activities and role-played different
violence-prevention scenarios. At the end of the assembly, students
released white balloons, symbolizing freeing themselves from something
that makes them angry.
“We are letting those things go, so they
don’t control us anymore,” one student said before heading outside to
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