Chicago schools prepare lesson plan on Laquan McDonald's shooting

CHICAGO (AP) -- Officials of Chicago Public Schools say they are preparing for the fallout resulting from the video showing a police officer shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

The Chicago Tribune reports parents have received a letter from Chief Education Officer Janice Jackson assuring them the video of McDonald's death won't be shown in schools.

In the letter, Jackson went on to say it's likely students will discuss the video when the return to classrooms Monday.

A six-page "tool kit" was distributed to teachers, with exercises designed to help them and their students deal with McDonald's death and the murder charges filed against Officer Jason Van Dyke.

The CPS says the kit is a teaching tool, but teachers union official Jesse Sharkey criticizes it for not including a "lesson about the lack of political courage" and "political corruption."

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