Chicago teacher killed, colleagues and students call for action against violence
CHICAGO (WRSP) —
Loved ones, students, and fellow educators gathered to say good-bye to a Chicago teacher who was gunned down Friday.
Cynthia Trevillion was walking to catch a train to dinner with her husband when gunshots rang out.
Caught in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting, Trevillion was hit in the neck and died at a hospital the same night.
The school where she taught canceled classes Tuesday so her colleagues and students could attend the funeral.
Some are calling for action against violence.
Trevillion's colleague, Mary Jo Oresti said "I know for her, for myself as well, and for her friends that this violence, if it can become more conscious and if there can be some action around that, I think that could be also part of her legacy."
Dzvinka Hayda, another one of Trevillion's colleagues, says "I don't know that I've processed that yet. I'm still, you know, in mourning and not looking, you know, towards what impact this is going to have."
Hundreds of mourners who never knew Trevillion gathered Monday night outside the "l" train station where she was killed.
A celebration of her life is planned for Saturday.