Chicago Students Riot And Loot At Strip Mall During Gun Walkout

A crowd of Chicago students demanded gun control by rioting and looting on Wednesday.

Chicago, IL – A crowd of students swarmed a south side strip mall during Wednesday’s National Walkout Day demonstration, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake (video below.)

“They pretty much trashed this whole area,” GameStop manager Robert Owens told Blue Lives Matter on Thursday.

The nationwide demonstration, touted as a demand for gun control legislation, was slated to last for exactly 17 minutes, in remembrance of each of the 17 people murdered during the Valentine’s Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the Chicago Sun Times reported.

Not all of the protests were peaceful.

On Chicago’s South Side, Simeon Career Academy students descended on businesses situated in a strip mall behind the school, and began harassing customers and employees.

“Things started out cool,” a Potbelly Sandwich Shop manager, who did not want to be further identified, told Blue Lives Matter. “But then some of the guys started yelling, threatened the employees, and said they were going to come back [into the kitchen area] and make their own food.”

There were at least 50 teens in the eatery at one point, and they came inside in groups of 10 to 15 at a time, he said.

The manager noted that Potbelly’s also serves many elderly customers, some of whom were in the shop when the students began wreaking havoc.

He said that the students’ behavior and vulgar language was “disrespectful,” and that the Potbelly’s employees were ultimately forced to contact Chicago police as the teens’ antics escalated.

The students were escorted out of the restaurant by law enforcement before they caused any physical damage to the business, the manager said.

Meanwhile, at a nearby GameStop, alert employees began to grow concerned as approximately 20 teens began milling around the store without making any purchases, Owens told Blue Lives Matter.

Owens said that the students moved through the area outisde the store in a “huge, single-file line.”

GameStop employees were able to clear out customers, and locked up the business before problems arose, he said, adding that nearby stores were not so fortunate.

According to an anonymous J&J Fish and Chicken employee, the students attacked a delivery truck outside of the restaurant, and stole numerous Arizona-brand drinks that were being delivered to the business.

“There was no trouble inside, just outside,” the employee told Blue Lives Matter.

The Potbelly’s manager said that the shop has experienced problems with Simeon students in the past, usually due to fights. In light of Wednesday’s events, the business may require students to be accompanied by adults in order to receive service, he said.

Video of the teens trashing a nearby Walmart store during the protest went viral before the video was taken down several hours later. A Walmart store manager told Blue Lives Matter that he was not allowed to provide any information regarding the incident.

UPDATE: Additional video has made it out (below.)

Comments (53)
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JBo
JBo

Stunned! Stunned I am! In Chicago of all...wait...Chicago? Never mind.

Judy787
Judy787

I believe I saw where someone stated this would happen on a previous story.

Betts1221
Betts1221

These pricks should have been arrested right then, instead of making them leave. The stores that were destroyed and looted should have cameras. Find out who they are and if they attend that school, sue the damn school or board of education. These gutter rats know they can get by with this crap that's why they do it. It's damn time they or their parents be made to pay for their destruction and looting.

Bck2sqr11966
Bck2sqr11966

DONT THEY HAVE THE STRICTEST GUN LAWS.OH RIGHT THEY HAVE THE HIGHEST MURDERS IN AMERICA TOO.WHERE IS THE MAYOR .BASHING TRUMP I GUESS .BERNIE SANDERS AND POLESI MADE A MOCKERY OF THE FLORIDA KILLINGS .ITS THE MENTAL ISSUES WE NEED NOT MORE GUN LAWS .

Mppatch1
Mppatch1

That’s what most riots are about! Riot so you can get free stuff and show your butt and ignorance .

Brechlintom2
Brechlintom2

The school should be held accountable because they allowed the kids to be truant.

Rving
Rving

Not so sure their parents coming with them will help. After all the parents are a big part of the reason these little punks do what they do. Until they are made to clean up everything they destroy, give them a record of being arrested and perhaps make the parents pay restitution, this won’t stop. Consequences!

LEO0301
LEO0301

I'm sure they were screaming that black lives matter as they were destroying the stores. This might explain why Chicago is such a shithole.

Sopater
Sopater

Sounds like someone should have quickly passed some common-sense child control laws before the walk out.

Jeemie
Jeemie

Has anyone vetted this story yet? Not seeing it anywhere but here.

Mimi54
Mimi54

Why is Wal-Mart hiding this fact! That's undermining the fact that it did happen.

MadMax42
MadMax42

cmitch " "Highest murders in America?" check your sources on that one. " Okay so according to the Bismark Tribune in 2015 Chicago was #25 with 478 homicides or 17.52 per 100K people with Gary, In (a suburb of Chicago) was #29 with 17 homicides or 16.79 per 100K people. For comparison of roughly equal size cities Houston had a rate of 13.3 per 100K, Las Vegas had 8.1 per 100K, Los Angeles had 7.1 per 100K and New York city with 4x the population of Chicago had 3.4 per 100K. So it is definitely safe to say that Chicago is ONE of the leading cities in the U.S. for murder.

RunCop
RunCop

Animal thugs!

mikeinri
mikeinri

Future Chicago felons. The parents taught them well. The cycle repeats it's self.

Gms
Gms

Look up the schools location on the map, look up the businesses quoted, look at the satellite views. Doesn’t seem to match the story presented here and nada in Chicago area media streams. Makes me question the validity of this.

Jesumis
Jesumis

They weren't yelling that because this is a fake story. This did not happen in Chicago.

Citizen X
Citizen X

Since the schools encouraged and supported this they are responsible for all damages done by these kids. Sue the school district for all the damages.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Where were the teachers, shouldn't they have been escorts for these thug kids? You wonder why this country is going to hell, golly I can't imagine why? No discipline or respect for anyone except them demanding it for themselves. Sue the parents

avisnubia
avisnubia

THANK YOU for even thinking this! Gun violence is rampant in Chicago and has been for over a decade and NO ONE has or done anything about it. Oh, well blacks are expendable. They're useless welfare thugs anyway, I guess is how they're seeing it...#charlottesville4ever

JonathanBrenn
JonathanBrenn

It's really ironic. They just gave a great demonstration of why the 2nd amendment is just as needed as ever. Business owners need to be able to fend off violent, foolish people like them.

At least two studies in the 90's showed about one million crimes prevented annually in the US by gun-wielding citizens. And most of the time, nobody has to fire a shot.

We have gun control in Brazil, and believe me, there is much more gun violence here than in the US. On top of that, the police don't protect you. The government doesn't protect you and will likely prosecute you if you try to protect yourself, but thugs and criminals often get off the hook and don't go to jail. Many of the cities here have the highest murder rates in Brazil, and only one in 10 murders get prosecuted.

Those young students know so little about the world!

Bizbilder
Bizbilder
cspcapt
cspcapt

they will steal riot and destroy for any reason-animals

Jeemie
Jeemie

I see now this story has been vetted. One can’t be too careful these days.

AttorneyGal
AttorneyGal

I would have shot them on sight. These pieces of human garbage will never amount to anything and will always be financial and cultural drains on American society.

DrJeffreyP
DrJeffreyP

Most teachers, most educators, supported the walk out. I think another one is scheduled for later this month or early April. Again, likely to be fully supported by educators.

As I asked in another forum, Why do we care what high schoolers think?

Lastly, the usual suspects in terms of left wing groups helped to organize this. It wasn't about the Valentine's Day massacre in FL. Trust me on that.

Southside Steve
Southside Steve

The infiltration of gangs in schools in Chicago is the real problem. Something that has been going on for at least the last 40 years and is basically uncontrollable at this point. Even the penitentiary's in Illinois are run by gangs not law enforcement. The Chicago police are vastly outnumbered and have their hands tied behind their backs as to dealing with these gangs because of their own mayor and councilmen. Time to change Chicago politics and take off the kid gloves against the gangs!

RunCop
RunCop

Animal thugs!

yobkeith
yobkeith

This is a reply to Bizbilder who 's post does not have a reply key:

bluedog_2g2
bluedog_2g2

The school name Simeon Career Academy, suggests, to me, that this was not a typical high school, but more likely an alternative "job core" type school, that cater to young people who can't or won't accept normal school rules and routine. Their so called choice to participate in the walk out, was no more than an excuse to get out of class and create havoc in the neighborhood. These "students" need to be held accountable for any damages or theft they committed.

MBS75
MBS75

Unfortunately no, Chicago is a gun free zone so they are free to do dumb shit like this. It's sad. I'd hate to a LEO in Chicago!

farrakhan1
farrakhan1

blue dog has just met a nutty professor ass statement. It typically has an application list of around 3000 students applying for about 400 slots, which allows the school to pick and choose who comes in, of which they have been doing a horrible jib of for some years. I graduated from there in 1983 when it was simeon vocational. I am super embarrassed by these THUGS, hoping they go to jail.

carmined
carmined

They riot and loot for any occasion, why stop, no one has the balls to do anything about it. #maga #chicago

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Jesumis Actually the story is true. From the local Chicago paper "In Chicago, police were notified about a group of students who looted the Walmart at 8300 S. Stewart Ave., according to a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department" Like I said, black lives matter.

JaySeeTee
JaySeeTee

Damn, they totally knocked over some cereal! At least a dozen of that will have to be thrown away! What a bunch of thugs!!!

Memaw187
Memaw187

Civilized behavior is beyond the comprehension of so many these days

spacepuppy
spacepuppy

The real thug is the NRA. The Nation is proud of our kids for making more sense than most adults are. Ban assault weapons. Trump is a TRAITOR. Thanks for letting me post next to all the racists that love to post here .

AirborneSgt82
AirborneSgt82

The only people who believe this bullshit are brain washed tRumpers. Do a google search for this and it doesn’t come up. It’s inflammatory BS to get you drones riled up...

b1rd
b1rd

First, what is an assault weapon? Next, we could save more lives by banning abortion drug abuse, drinking and driving, alcohol abuse, tobacco etc. MANY MORE LIVES. You know texting and driving causes a lot of deaths too.

MadMaxxx
MadMaxxx

And i bet 70% of these alleged anti gun protesters have guns illegally and or will be involved in gun violence very soon.

IgnoranceIsAChoice
IgnoranceIsAChoice

Um, actually it does come up when you do a Google search. As a matter of fact, all I typed in the search bar was "Chicago students" and Google auto-filled the rest, sir.

Born American
Born American

Too bad you have no idea what your talking about! There is no such thing as an assault weapon!! Read this but be warned, it actually contains the truth and proves you wrong. Try not to choke on your own stupidity! https://constitution.com/time-lesson-assault-rifle/