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Passing of Sgt. Otha Davis

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is with deep sadness that we inform you of a sudden loss to our school community. One of our staff members, Sergeant Otha Davis, was rushed to the hospital from school on Monday after being found unresponsive. It was later confirmed that he had passed away. Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.

The Chicago Police Department placed our school on a temporary lockdown so that medical personnel could attend to Sergeant Davis and avoid having the students witness anything upsetting. That lockdown was lifted just before 11 a.m.

This loss is sure to raise many emotions, concerns and questions for our entire school, especially our students. The CPS Crisis Team will be at school in the coming days to provide support to our students and staff members, and our own counselor, social worker and psychologist will continue to be available to anyone who may need ongoing assistance.

We are saddened by this loss and will do everything possible to support our school community. Please feel free to contact the school directly with any questions or concerns.

With Deep Sadness,

Dr. Skanes