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Clarksville High School student arrested for murder appears in juvenile court

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A teen arrested at Clarksville High School Wednesday faced a judge Thursday morning.

That's because Kevin Grover appeared in juvenile court, where proceedings are closed. Although Grover is 18 now, he was 17 years old when authorities say he murdered another teenager.

Our cameras were not allowed inside the courtroom for Grover's hearing so everything that happened is confidential. He is charged with murder and robbery.

We learned of those charges yesterday, when Grover was pulled from class by his principal, then turned over to police and U.S. Marshals. 

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. 

Clarksville Police tell say they decided to release Grover's name because he recently turned 18. Grover's case will be tried in Kentucky, because that's where the crime happened.

Officials in Louisville say they plan to ask a judge to have Grover tried as an adult.

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