Recent Posts

Recent Comments


Cop Land

« Village Re-Elects Dead Mayor | Main | The Happening: Best B-Movie Ever? »

Student Shot After Graduation Ceremony

By Wyatt Earp | June 17, 2008

God, I love this town!

PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― A Philadelphia teen was rushed to the hospital after being shot only minutes after his high school graduation ceremony Tuesday afternoon.

The shooting happened at about 4:20 p.m. outside the Liacouras Center on the campus of Temple University in North Philadelphia.

According to police, the 18-year-old was shot once in the back and was rushed to Temple University Hospital, where he is listed in fair condition.

Police said the teen was shot shortly after attending his graduation ceremony from Strawberry Mansion High School at the Liacouras Center.

Police said two shots were fired after a fight broke out following the ceremony. Investigators said several of the participants in the fight were Strawberry Mansion students. (H/T - CBS3)

Would it be possible for these animals to attend a joyous function like a high school graduation without their guns? To quote Randal graves from Clerks: “Bunch of savages in this town.”

Topics: Philly, The Job |

4 Responses to “Student Shot After Graduation Ceremony”

  1. Web Says:
    June 18th, 2008 at 7:45 am

    Strawberry Mansion? Really? No wonder, I might want to shoot someone too if they made me graduate from Strawberry Mansion Highschool.

  2. doubleplusundead Says:
    June 18th, 2008 at 8:41 am

    If you ever wonder why I trash Philly on a regular basis, here’s a good example of why I do it. What a friggin’ hellhole.

  3. marvin Says:
    June 18th, 2008 at 10:31 am

    If this is gang related, then I am going to ask how anyone in a gang is smart enough to graduate High School? Of course some schools just print off diplomas, which is why a High School Diploma isn’t worth toilet paper, without a couple of years in a decent college to prove you have some type of measurable brain activity.

  4. Web Says:
    June 18th, 2008 at 12:40 pm


    High school is actually a gang recruiting tool. They have recruiters there that are incredibly effective. They either provide a brotherhood to replace the complete lack of any family bond, or they threaten the non affiliated youth with their own demise. In fact the only place more effective in recruiting gang members is Juvi. The hours of the day in inner city High school are spent networking (who puts out), and learning how to get the hook ups (the finer points of the illicit commodities market). Problem is when you have 60 - 70 percent of a school district that either refuses to, or is unable to learn the curriculum, you cant fail them all, thats not PC. So at about 18-19 years old they are sent out into the streets perfectly trained for inner city life, and ready to go to their college - Jail (advanced degree in inner city life). It is really a shame, and it all stems from the first thing I said, no family. If I had come home and said I joined a gang the newly acquired fear of God and my Momma would trump any gang presence. You take these same kids and raise them from birth in a decent neighborhood and they would probably be good kids. Sorry I went off here, but it is just such a shame to see this many young lives be thrown away ….