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Simeon Career Academy Students Trash Walmart For Gun Control Walk-Out [VIDEO]

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Students from a Chicago high school trashed a Walmart Wednesday during a gun control walk-out.

Chicago police are attempting to identify approximately 60 Simeon Career Academy students who trashed a Chicago Walmart, The Red Elephants reported Thursday. Multiple Walmart employees reportedly heard gunshots and saw students throwing smoke bombs.

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“These guys jacked up our store pretty good,” one unidentified Walmart employee told The Red Elephants. “They pounced on cars in the lot, vandalized two of the school buses parked there, threw Gatorade bottles at shoppers, Smoke bombs, and we heard gun shots in the parking lot.”

The students knocked down product displays, broke some items, and stole others.

“We’ve worked too hard to try to get these national retailers here in our community. And this doesn’t help us,” 21st Ward Alderman Howard Brookins said. “It makes no sense to tear up the community which you call home.”

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“We are very concerned by these allegations, and we are reviewing the matter,” a Chicago Public Schools spokesman told Fox32.

Students involved in the incident will likely receive misdemeanor charges in addition to discipline at school, a Chicago police spokesman said to Fox32.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Simeon Career Academy for further comment but received none in time for press.

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