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Students, educators, parents: How are you dealing with the latest officer-involved shooting in Memphis?

A soaked teddy bear hangs from a telephone pole near where protesters took to the streets of Frayser in the wake of an officer-involved shooting on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, that left one person dead.
A soaked teddy bear hangs from a telephone pole near where protesters took to the streets of Frayser in the wake of an officer-involved shooting on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, that left one person dead.
Mark Weber/Daily Memphian

We know that fatal shootings involving law enforcement are not new. In the majority-black city of Memphis, discussions about race, violence, and justice are part of everyday life — and educators often foster those conversations all year long at school.

In the aftermath of the killing of Brandon Webber, a former student leader and graduate of Central High School whom federal officials sought in connection with a violent crime in Mississippi, Chalkbeat wants to hear from you.

Parents, how did you talk to your children about the shooting and subsequent protests? Educators, how do you deal with students dying in violent ways? Students, what do you want adults to know about how tragic events like these affect you?

Please take a few moments to share your thoughts with us.

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