Marshall County School District to get $130,000+ grant

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WASHINGTON (WTVQ) – A Kentucky school district that was the site of a shooting that left two students dead and 14 others injured has received a grant worth more that $100,000 from the federal government.

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Friday that Marshall County School District was awarded a Project School Emergency Response to Violence grant.

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The total amount of the grant is $138,213.

The U.S. Department of Education says the grant will support the ongoing recovery efforts following the January 23, 2018 shooting at Marshall County High School.

That shooting claimed the lives of 15-year-old students Bailey Holt and Preston Cope.

Police charged 15-year-old Gabriel Ross Parker with two counts of murder and 14 counts of first-degree assault.

Marshall County School District also received an Immediate Services grant to provide emergency, short-term assistance.

According to officials, these funds will be used to hire additional alternative school instructors, an additional homebound instructor and an aide to assist counseling staff, as well as compensate bus and custodial staff for the extra services they will provide.