Minneapolis teen paralyzed by bullet attends graduation
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A south Minneapolis teenager has joined her classmates at their high school graduation about five years after a bullet pierced her neck and nearly killed her.
The Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1TJFbCk ) reports that Guadalupe Galeno-Hernandez was among 405 Minneapolis South High School students who donned a cap and gown Tuesday night during the ceremony at Mariucci Arena. But she won't receive her diploma until she goes back to school in the fall to take more credits and complete her "Super Senior" year.
Guadalupe was paralyzed from the waist down in November 2010 after a 17-year-old boy mistook her family for gang members and fired indiscriminately at them.
Guadalupe is a budding poet who dreams of being an elementary school teacher.
She will become the first child in her family to complete high school.
Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com
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