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Baltimore schools CEO waiting for details on Mckesson arrest

Posted at 6:59 AM, Jul 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-11 07:03:11-04
BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore schools CEO Sonja Santelises says she's waiting for more information about the arrest of prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson, the district's Interim Chief Human Capital Officer.
 
McKesson was arrested Saturday during a protest in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Protesters were demonstrating against the shooting death Tuesday of Alton Sterling.
 
Santelises told The Baltimore Sun she was still waiting to hear exactly what happened. She told the paper: "We have had as a country a tense, tense week, and DeRay is still a private citizen and he was on his time." She continued: "This is part of who he is, it's part of what drives him, and it's part of what drives him to move the work for kids."
 
It was not immediately clear what prompted Mckesson's arrest.
 
 

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