Worcester schools fumble chance at anti-violence program

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Of the 98 eligible Massachusetts high schools that applied for involvement in an anti-violence program offered by Attorney General Maura T. Healey’s office in cooperation with the New England Patriots, 98 were chosen to participate, it was announced last week.

That number is eight more than originally planned, according to the Attorney General’s office, which rejected only three non-public schools and accepted the entire balance of applicants to ensure maximum impact.

None of the five eligible Worcester schools applied.

“Schools submitted a form in which they were asked to describe how [Game Change: Patriots Anti-Violence Partnership program] would benefit their school,” the AG’s office told the Sun in an email. “We did not receive any applications from public high schools in Worcester.”

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