Natalie O'Dell

Cameron Johnson, junior, closes his eyes during a moment of silence for Anthony Lamar Smith during a morning assembly after breakfast in the North Cafeteria on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Smith, a black man, was shot and killed by former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley, who is white, following a car chase in 2011. Stockley was found not guilty of first-degree murder of Smith on Friday, Sept. 15, leading to protests throughout the St. Louis area.

Students speak out: Stockley trial verdict

On Friday, Sept. 15, white St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley, who shot and killed Anthony Lamar Smith , a black man, was found not guilty for first degree murder.  This started many protests throughout the Saint Louis area, many of which were violent.  Students were given the opportunity to share their thoughts in their classes.  Afterwards, school was dismissed early at 1:30.  Here are some students’ thoughts from the day of the verdict.

Eva Miller, sophomore
Daysharia Wilkes, 8th grade
Adrian Wiley, senior
Kaionta Dabney, 8th grade
Haylee Stanton, freshman
Joseph Miller, 8th grade
Sarah Tillman, 6th grade
Clara Bittle, 7th grade
Eleanor Phillips, senior
Kaitlyn Eckhard, freshman
Alexander Hughes-Troupe, sophomore
Kina Johnson, junior

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