Site of deadly school shooting to get security upgrades
BENTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Marshall County Board of Education will receive more than $600,000 in grant money for security upgrades at the high school, according to the state.
The money comes from the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA).
The $621,176 will be used to install a comprehensive security camera system and make security upgrades to the entries at Marshall County High School, according to the state.
On January 23, 2018, a gunman opened fire inside the high school. Two students were killed, 14 others were shot and four more were injured.
Grant funding was also awarded to the 42nd Judicial Circuit Victim Advocacy Project. Officials say prosecuting the suspect in the school shooting will require an unprecedented level of victim advocacy.