Vigil held for beloved Chicago teacher killed by stray bullet

A beloved teacher in Rogers Park is being remembered after she was shot and killed by a stray bullet while walking with her husband.

A few hundred people came together Monday for what's known as "Operation Wake-up." It's when members of Chicago police meet with the community after someone is killed.

Frustration became clear. What is usually a peaceful gathering of members of a mourning community ended when emotions boiled over after the death of 64-year old Cynthia Trevillion, who was caught in a spray of bullets during a drive-by Friday while walking near the Morse Red Line with her husband.

Speakers at the "Operation Wake-up" were interrupted by people with differing views on solutions to area crime.

“Right now we're searching for unity. That’s what our city needs. And there's a lot of disjointed voices,” said John Magill.

Trevillion was a longtime math teacher at the Chicago Waldorf School in Rogers Park where flowers were brought Monday morning.

Colleagues and friends shielded themselves from rain Saturday, holding lanterns and candles on their way to a nearby vigil where close to 200 people gathered to share memories.

“She was such an amazing teacher. She was always there to accommodate for your every need no matter what it was,” one student said.

The tragedy shook her husband who was able to duck the shooting, missing bullets that killed his wife.

Inside a Northwest Side community church Monday afternoon, there was healing.

“It's a small positive note in the whole scenario and it’s definitely lent my uncle, her husband, some relief,” said nephew Maclyn Biener.

It’s where friends, colleagues and family came to grieve their open wounds.

Classes at the Waldorf School are cancelled through Wednesday.

A funeral for Cynthia is being held Tuesday morning.

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