Extra police planned at high school where student was shot
MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) — Police in a North Carolina town say they will have increased presence at a high school where a student was shot and killed by a fellow student.
Matthews Police Chief Clark Pennington said in a news release he will also be at Butler High School Thursday to greet returning students and staff.
Authorities have charged 16-year-old Jatwan Craig Cuffie as an adult with first-degree murder in the death of 16-year-old Bobby McKeithen.
Capt. Stason Tyrrell said a school resource officer and security officers encountered students running in a hallway Monday. Tyrrell said the resource officer found McKeithen and within minutes, a teacher notified school officials that she was with a student who wanted to turn himself in.
Classes were canceled Tuesday after the shooting and school was out Wednesday.