Chicago Hyde Park - Kenwood Academy Issues a SEVERE NEGRO ALERT Warns Parents of "Halloween Purge" on 53rd Street After School
On Saturday night, multiple individuals reported being shot with metal pellets and paintball guns in the same vicinity.
The principal of Kenwood Academy High School on East Hyde Park Boulevard and South Blackstone Avenue sent an e-mail to parents and guardians today warning them of a planned “Halloween Purge” expected to occur in the Hyde Park neighborhood at 4 p.m., specifically on East 53rd Street.
Both Kenwood Academy and TheMaroon obtained social media posts alluding to possible activity in the Hyde Park neighborhood this evening. The principal said in the e-mail that “Halloween Purge” refers to gatherings of teenagers engaging in “inappropriate behaviors,” such as throwing eggs, disrupting the neighborhood, shooting paintball guns, and breaking windows.