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Arne Duncan
Frustration and reflection for Frederick Douglass High School
Frustration and reflection for Frederick Douglass High School

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. The melee on Monday broke out across the street from Douglass at the Mondawmin Mall transportation hub, where some 5,000 students catch the bus every day, and set off events throughout the city that included riots and looting. The violence came after peaceful protests following the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old man who died after being injured while in police custody. Schools were closed Tuesday as the city reeled from the events. ...

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