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<p>East Boston High School Headmaster Phil Brangiforte stopped by to share and show support for his students at a recent meeting of the school’s new NAACP chapter. A majority of the students reported that they have lost a friend or family member to gun violence — only three said they have not. </p>

East Boston High School Headmaster Phil Brangiforte stopped by to share and show support for his students at a recent meeting of the school’s new NAACP chapter. A majority of the students reported that they have lost a friend or family member to gun violence — only three said they have not.

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East Boston High students start new NAACP chapter

Reacting to the recent loss of a well-known athlete and graduate to gun violence, a group of East Boston High School students started the first NAACP high school chapter in Massachusetts. The chapter is made up of over 30 students from all grades.