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Baltimore school system explores future of Renaissance Academy after third student is killed

Baltimore school system explores future of Renaissance Academy after third student is killed

Baltimore school leaders are exploring ways to relocate and rebrand Renaissance Academy High School after a third student there was killed in as many months.

Schools CEO Gregory Thornton says he is considering moving the school out of the space it now shares with Booker T. Washington Middle School in the Druid Heights-Upton community. He also plans to visit a charter school in Washington that he believes could be a successful model for Renaissance.

Thornton says he seriously considered closing the school last fall but decided against it.

In November, 17-year-old Ananias Jolley was stabbed in a classroom. A classmate was charged in the attack; Jolley died in...

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