There is a viral photo going around the internet where teachers told their students goodbye after they showed up in school. The security issues in Afghanistan are alarming.
The photo which was shared by Mariam Maz Hakim, An Afghan Australian Radio presenter in Duba has sparked massive reactions on social media. She wrote: “A photo of a school closed due to security issues. The students showed up anyway. All teachers said goodbye to their female students who won’t be allowed to go to school anymore. A numbing helpless feeling. #afghanistan“.
Maz Hakim hosts Maz & James Hitlist 2020, the number 1 night show in the Middle East.
The photo which was reshared on Twitter by Actress Azita Ghanizada has piled up reactions.
“Reading this made me really sad. It ain’t a rose garden at times in the UK but the kids can have an education. This just sucks”. A man said.
Another said: “Taliban has shut down all schools to reopen them later with new rules which are according to the Shari’ah This is just temporary closure during the transfer of power Stop creating a scene”
A lady wrote: “Thousands of girls with the dream of becoming something and living the good life has just come to an end overnight. Disheartening”
Kentrell McNeal, 15, killed in Chicago Shooting
Two Chicago high school students were killed in gun violence in Chicago on Tuesday. 15-year-old Simeon High School student, Kentrell McNeal has been identified as one of the deceased.
McNeal was pronounced dead at 9:33 a.m. Wednesday.
McNeal and the 14-year-old boy were attacked while sitting in a car around 6:30 p.m. in the 5200 block of South Lake Park Avenue. According to Police
The younger boy was struck in the leg and transported to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition, police said.
McNeal suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to Provident Hospital, police said. He was transferred to Comer.
McNeal was part of the nonprofit youth group Good Kids Mad City, according to the group’s executive director Carlil Pittman.
“Lately I had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with Kentrell,” Pittman wrote on Twitter.
is why it’s so important to have creative spaces and outlets for young people to be able to go to because there’s nothing on the streets of Chicago for them already. RIP.”