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Pugh wants psychological services for Baltimore school students to cope with violence

Pugh wants psychological services for Baltimore school students to cope with violence

Mayor Catherine Pugh said Friday she wants children encountering Baltimore's surge in violence to have access to psychologists in schools to help them deal with fear and trauma.

Pugh — asked to comment on the series of shootings Thursday that left one person dead and eight injured — said she is concerned about therapy and other resources available to the city's 82,000 public school students in the face of the district's $130 million budget shortfall.

"We have as a role and responsibility to make sure they are taken care of," Pugh said. "In a city that is currently this violent, those psychologists and so forth should be in our schools. Those are resources we...

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