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Shirley's father says investigators are now backtracking the original claim that Shirley was "targeted and ambushed," instead suggesting that his death the result of an "accidental shooting."
Atherton High School Principal Stephanie Fluhr confirmed in a letter to school families Tuesday that a gun was found in a student's backpack.
More students at Jefferson County Public Schools have been caught with weapons on school grounds in the first months of the 2021-22 school year compared to recent years, but fewer guns have been recovered compared to the last year in which schools operated on traditional in-person learning schedules in that span.
The Jefferson County Board of Education voted to create the “test to stay” and “test to play” programs, $100 vaccine incentives and hourly pay bumps for classified staff who take instructional duties during a special board meeting Thursday.
The lawsuit claims LMPD dragged its feet, not even bothering to question the officer for several weeks, in essence unofficially punishing him by “deliberately extending his suspension period.”
JCPS Superintendent Marty Pollio’s comments come a day after Louisville Metro Police Chief Erika Shields reiterated her call for Kentucky’s largest school district to create an internal force of trained law enforcement officers.
She described the fatal shooting of Tyree Smith as “a random act of violence” in her remarks Monday.
Board member Linda Duncan, who represents District 5 and has frequently backed plans for school security officers in Jefferson County Public Schools, says she wants the board to schedule a work session to resume talks of starting a school security team at JCPS.
Police are pointing to guns and social media as the drivers for the violence -- and now the feds are getting involved.
Stolen cars are being tied to some violent crimes in Louisville, according to LMPD Chief Erika Shields.