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Parents Upset Over TV Scene Of Sniper Shooting Near School
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Ubiquitous
2018-04-12 01:05:02 UTC
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CHICAGO (CBS) — Some parents on the North Side want the city to shut
down a television production that includes a scene depicting a
sniper shooting near a school.

The untitled FOX pilot, which stars Katie Holmes as FBI agent Hazel
Otis, was filming on Tuesday at Seward Park, at the corner of
Division and Orleans streets in the old Cabrini Green neighborhood.

According to parents and school administrators, the scene involves a
sniper shooting from a nearby residential building at a group of
congressman who are playing basketball at the park.

The parents are upset, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, because
students at Immacuate Conception St. Joseph (ICSJ) school are in
class during production. The school borders the park.

Jenner Elementary School and Walter Payton College Prep are also
within about a block of the production.

With the recent school shooting at Stoneman Douglas high school in
Florida, along with violent crime in the city, parents fear their
children would be frightened by the scene. Some parents emailed the
city, asking officials to stop production.

“These kids are subject to this violence on a daily basis in the
news.” said parent Jennifer Kotecti. “Why do we have to come and see
it simulated in a park where children play every day?”

On Facebook, one parent wrote, “I think it’s not only insensitive
based on recent events at other schools, but also the crime/real
shootings in our neighborhood.”

Another was outraged that the “City of Chicago would allow the
filming of a TV show involving a sniper scene in the immediate
vicinity of a school on a school day.”

However, filming was taking place at the park.

The ISCJ administration sent this note to parents on Monday:

We learned late today that a scene for a FOX television
pilot will be filmed during most of the day tomorrow at
Seward Park on and near the basketball courts. Parents
picking up their children at Hill Street today may have
noticed vehicles with government and DC license plates
which are all a part of the scene that will be filmed.

We also learned that the scene involves an individual
depicted as a sniper shooting down onto the basketball
courts. We learned that the actor will be positioned on
the roof of the residential building located next to the
firehouse on Orleans. Please do not be alarmed and please
understand that all safety and security measures will be
practiced during the day tomorrow while filming is taking
place. The off duty officers at our school will be informed
in the morning of this information and will monitor the
school building and property very diligently.

Please note that traffic on Orleans Street and Hill Street
will be heavily congested. As of this evening we were
informed that the arrival and dismissal procedures at the
Hill Street Campus will not be impacted by the filming.
However, if that changes, we will inform families as soon
as possible of any revisions to the normal procedures. We
understand that this information may be frustrating or
concerning and we share your concerns. We will work very
hard to maintain normal procedures for students and parents
and ask for your patience tomorrow.

Ald. William Burnett came to the school on Tuesday and said he was
assured the students were OK.

“You couldn’t hear a gun shot,” he said. “They’re probably going to
put the sound effects in later.”

But he’s also not ignoring the parents concerns, saying he will ask
the production team to shoot future scenes when the kids aren’t in
school.
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Cavan
2018-04-12 13:07:44 UTC
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CHICAGO (CBS) - Some parents on the North Side want the city to shut
down a television production that includes a scene depicting a
sniper shooting near a school.
How are things in Moscow, Comrade? Is Putin still like all Russian men, on
his knees sucking penis?

The Americans have been shooting Russian soldiers in Syria. It's good!
RichA
2018-04-12 13:24:49 UTC
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CHICAGO (CBS) — Some parents on the North Side want the city to shut
down a television production that includes a scene depicting a
sniper shooting near a school.
The untitled FOX pilot, which stars Katie Holmes as FBI agent Hazel
Otis, was filming on Tuesday at Seward Park, at the corner of
Division and Orleans streets in the old Cabrini Green neighborhood.
According to parents and school administrators, the scene involves a
sniper shooting from a nearby residential building at a group of
congressman who are playing basketball at the park.
The parents are upset, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, because
students at Immacuate Conception St. Joseph (ICSJ) school are in
class during production. The school borders the park.
Jenner Elementary School and Walter Payton College Prep are also
within about a block of the production.
With the recent school shooting at Stoneman Douglas high school in
Florida, along with violent crime in the city
Well, at least they admit that part of it. Those flashlights do shine brightly on parts of cities...liberals don't want shown.
A Friend
2018-04-12 13:55:44 UTC
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CHICAGO (CBS) ? Some parents on the North Side want the city to shut
down a television production that includes a scene depicting a
sniper shooting near a school.
The untitled FOX pilot, which stars Katie Holmes as FBI agent Hazel
Otis, was filming on Tuesday at Seward Park, at the corner of
Division and Orleans streets in the old Cabrini Green neighborhood.
According to parents and school administrators, the scene involves a
sniper shooting from a nearby residential building at a group of
congressman who are playing basketball at the park.
The parents are upset, CBS 2?s Dorothy Tucker reports, because
students at Immacuate Conception St. Joseph (ICSJ) school are in
class during production. The school borders the park.
Jenner Elementary School and Walter Payton College Prep are also
within about a block of the production.
With the recent school shooting at Stoneman Douglas high school in
Florida, along with violent crime in the city, parents fear their
children would be frightened by the scene. Some parents emailed the
city, asking officials to stop production.
?These kids are subject to this violence on a daily basis in the
news.? said parent Jennifer Kotecti. ?Why do we have to come and see
it simulated in a park where children play every day??
This looks like a ginned-up controversy worthy of a British tabloid.
BTR1701
2018-04-12 15:07:12 UTC
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Post by Ubiquitous
CHICAGO (CBS) — Some parents on the North Side want the city to shut
down a television production that includes a scene depicting a
sniper shooting near a school.
The untitled FOX pilot, which stars Katie Holmes as FBI agent Hazel
Otis, was filming on Tuesday at Seward Park, at the corner of
Division and Orleans streets in the old Cabrini Green neighborhood.
According to parents and school administrators, the scene involves a
sniper shooting from a nearby residential building at a group of
congressman who are playing basketball at the park.
The parents are upset, CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports, because
students at Immacuate Conception St. Joseph (ICSJ) school are in
class during production. The school borders the park.
With the recent school shooting at Stoneman Douglas high school in
Florida, along with violent crime in the city, parents fear their
children would be frightened by the scene.
So close the blinds on the windows and get on with the school day.

For fucks sake...
Post by Ubiquitous
Some parents emailed the city, asking officials to stop production.
That would violate the 1st Amendment. Does no one know how their own
society works anymore?
Post by Ubiquitous
On Facebook, one parent wrote, "I think it's not only insensitive
based on recent events at other schools..."
There's no legal requirement that people be 'sensitive', so the city
shutting them down for violating no law would be illegal.
Post by Ubiquitous
Ald. William Burnett came to the school on Tuesday and said he was
assured the students were okay.
Oh, good lord. Was he really worried that some of them would be shot or
something by a fake sniper on a TV set?

Or by okay does he mean psychologically? Because that's just as silly.
The odds are every one of those kids is going to go home and watch TV
and movies that are equally violent and full of gunplay. The idea that
this production is somehow going to traumatize a kid who just got done
watching DEADPOOL the night before is lunacy.
Cavan
2019-01-02 23:48:59 UTC
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CHICAGO (CBS) - Some parents on the North Side want the city to shut
down a television production that includes a scene depicting a
sniper shooting near a school.
How are things in Moscow, Comrade? Is Putin still like all Russian men, on
his knees sucking penis?

The Americans have been shooting Russian soldiers in Syria. It's good!
Cavan
2019-10-09 21:55:02 UTC
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CHICAGO (CBS) - Some parents on the North Side want the city to shut
down a television production that includes a scene depicting a
sniper shooting near a school.
How are things in Moscow, Comrade? Is Putin still like all Russian men, on
his knees sucking penis?

The Americans have been shooting Russian soldiers in Syria. It's good!
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