March 14, 2012
Officials in Newark, NJ have officially renamed a street after slain Charlottesville teacher Dawn Reddick.
The Clark Elementary School 3rd grade teacher was killed in a drive-by shooting at the intersection of Maple and Hansbury avenues in her hometown of Newark in July 2011. Now that intersection has been renamed Dawn Reddick Plaza in her honor.
Witnesses say Reddick, a Golden Apple Award recipient, shielded a 7-year-old girl from the gunfire and took the fatal bullet.
The ceremony took place Monday evening. Attached are photos from the ceremony. They include a picture of Dawn's father, James Reddick holding the street sign. Another photo shows Dawn's four sisters, Michele, April, Danielle and Theresa, holding the sign.
Officials are also in the early stages of renaming a school after Reddick.
The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.
As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to email@example.com.
powered by Disqus