Baltimore students staged mostly peaceful mass protests Wednesday to reclaim an image that was tarnished when scenes of young people hurling bricks and bottles at police officers this week were broadcast around the world.
Baltimore city schools CEO Gregory Thornton welcomed students back to Frederick Douglass High School on Wednesday, two days after the school was thrust into a national spotlight when some of its students engaged in a violent exchange with city police.
Baltimore schools will resume classes Wednesday after riots in the city that began with high school students confronting police officers.
Baltimore students are being welcomed to businesses and institutions Tuesday after violent riots broke out throughout the city Monday night -- starting with a confrontation of high schoolers and police at Mondawmin Mall -- prompting the school system to shut down.
It started Monday morning with word on social media of a "purge" — a reference to a movie in which crime is made legal. It was to begin at 3 p.m. at Mondawmin Mall, then venture down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Inner Harbor.
Students at Gilmor Elementary school peppered Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake with questions Monday about Freddie Gray's death, including one that has gripped the city and the nation in the increasingly violent aftermath: Why?