Marshall Co. school district awarded additional funds after 2018 school shooting

BENTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, alongside Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, announced Wednesday that Marshall County School District in Kentucky has been awarded a second Project School Emergency Response to Violence grant totaling $460,064.

This grant will assist MCSD in its continued recovery efforts following the Jan. 23, 2018, shooting that took the lives of two students and injured 14 others.

According to education officials in Kentucky, the Project SERV grant will be used to hire additional school resource officers, hall monitors and a school nurse. The funds will also be used to allow students who are not yet ready to return to school to continue their studies through an at-home, online program.

The Marshall County School District was previously awarded a Project SERV grant totaling $138,213.

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