Heath High School shooting

Society
10:39 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Heath High Shooter Loses Appeal of Guilty Plea

Heath High School shooter Michael Carneal has lost his bid to withdraw a guilty plea after an appeals court ruled he should have sought a new trial sooner. The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati ruled today that Carneal was declared competent as early as 2004 and could have challenged the plea then.

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Education
8:30 am
Mon December 17, 2012

KY Law Mandates School Safety Plans

Credit tcpalm.com

Western Kentucky is a region whose residents have known the horror of a deadly school shooting. Since the 1997 Heath High School shootings in Paducah where three students were killed and five wounded, state law mandates that every public school have a safety plan. Those plans deal with a range of possibilities: from fire, train derailment, and earthquakes to an armed intruder or angry parent.

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