A White House official confirmed the trip and said that senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the former head of Chicago schools, will join Mrs. Obama, Politico reports.
Miss Pendleton was shot in the back by an unknown gunman on Jan. 29, while she stood with a group of teens seeking shelter from the rain just blocks away from her school.
The reward to find the young honor student’s killer was reached to $40,000, WGN-TV reports.
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