MIAMI – Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho spent Thursday consoling students at the high school where a 15-year-old boy who was shot to death was a freshman football player.
Miami Northwestern Senior High School freshman Johnny Lubin was fatally shot Wednesday afternoon as he walked home from school in his Liberty City neighborhood.
"Seven shootings impacting kids from Northwestern in six months is too much," Carvalho said. "It is unacceptable. We feel anguish, disappointment, sadness and anger."
Students who spoke to Local 10 News said the news of another dead classmate has them fearful that they could be next.
"Every time I leave the house or I leave somewhere, I talk to God to, you know, to cover me and watch me on the way," sophomore Garlande Henry said.
It is that kind of talk among 14- and 15-year-old students that has Carvalho concerned.
"I am saddened by the fact that they referred to what's happening in this community as the equivalent of terror in the streets," Carvalho said.
The superintendent said there is a way to stop the violence.
"There's got to be a disruption to the code of silence that exists in these communities," Carvalho said. "There are people out there who know who's doing this."
Lubin's mother is begging for that help from the community.
"We have innocent teens just losing their (lives)," mother Julie Examar said.
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