Dunbar HS to Host Event Addressing Teen Violence in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – In the wake of a troubling two months in Lexington when it comes to teens and violence, Dunbar High School will host an event on Monday to promote healing among students, and the community at-large.

The “We are the Change Rally” will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the auditorium.

On Friday night, 17-year-old David Fletcher Jones was shot while visiting with friends in the basement of a home on Honey Jay Court.  The shooting occurred near Tates Creek High School, where three different students have recently been caught bringing guns into the school.

Quinta Dyer, a parent of a Tates Creek High School student, says “It’s pretty scary knowing that she’s at school and that somebody could be shooting, but I don’t send her to school everyday with, you know, the fear of her dying.”  Meanwhile, parent Antoinette Warren says “I’m trying to move in the next three months because there’s so much going on, and just try to find somewhere that’s [more quiet.]  Now, I just feel so bad because I thought Tates Creek was such a good school for my kids, but evidently, it’s not.  I mean, they’re bringing guns in the school.”

Police have arrested and charged a minor with murder in Jones’ death.  Fayette County Public Schools says Jones was not enrolled as a student with the district.

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