Clarksville High School student arrested during class on murder, robbery charges
Police say a Clarksville High School student arrested during class Wednesday was wanted for murder and robbery.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a Clarksville High School student arrested during class Wednesday was wanted for murder and robbery.
According to a news release from the Clarksville Police Department, 18-year-old Kevin Grover was arrested at Clarksville High School without incident on Sept. 7. The release says local police worked with U.S. Marshals in New Albany and Louisville to make the arrest.
Clarksville Police Chief Mark Palmer says the warrant is for a murder on May 29 at Riverview Park in Louisville. That’s the date and location where police say Ryan Higdon was shot and killed. Three other people are also charged in connection with Higdon's death: Ja’Lyn Wells, Ke'montrae R. Davis and Theodric L. Hayes.
"I was shocked, because I don't think any of this has ever happened like this in school," said Shelena Rak, the guardian of a Clarksville student. "With that river, you kind of thing that we've got that protection from all that crime in Louisville. Obviously, we don't."
The Clarksville Community Administration worked with police to make sure Grover was isolated so there was no danger to students or staff.
Grover is currently in the custody of the U.S. Marshals and will be taken to Kentucky with a waiver on extradition.
After the arrest, Clarksville Community Schools released the following statement:
"On Wednesday, September 7, Clarksville High School (CHS) was made aware of a situation by law enforcement that involved a CHS student. The student was immediately detained by Clarksville High School administration and law enforcement without any disruption, harm or injury to students or staff. Student and staff safety is our first focus and we can confirm, at no time were students or staff in danger. Clarksville High School is cooperating fully with law enforcement. "
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