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Baltimore schools to reopen Wednesday after riots

Baltimore schools will resume classes Wednesday after riots in the city that began with high school students confronting police officers. While schools CEO Gregory Thornton called the mayhem and looting "traumatic," he also said events since the death of Freddie Gray from injuries sustained in police custody this month represented a "call to action" for young people who feel disenfranchised. Thornton called the behavior of some Frederick Douglass High School students, who led the first confrontations with police, "inexcusable." He said students could face disciplinary action or criminal charges in the riots. But as he watched tapes of his students...

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