- Associated Press - Thursday, April 18, 2019

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky school district where two students were fatally shot last year has been awarded a second federal grant to help recover from the tragedy.

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos traveled to Marshall County with Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin on Wednesday to announce the Project School Emergency Response to Violence grant. The award is for more than $460,000. A previous grant was for $138,000. The money will fund more school resource officers and hall monitors, and a school nurse will be hired.

More than a dozen students were injured in the Jan. 23, 2018, shooting at Marshall County High School in western Kentucky. A teenage classmate is charged with murder and assault.

Kentucky education officials said students who aren’t ready to return to school can continue studying online at home.

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