Placerville schools get fed grant after shooting

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly three years after a Northern California school principal was shot and killed by a janitor in a personnel dispute, the district is getting a $220,000 federal grant to "restore a sense of safety and security."

The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/J4XL9T ) the U.S. Department of Education announced the grant for Placerville Union School District on Tuesday.

The money will fund continued counseling for students, parents and staff and pay for a police officer to spend 20 hours a week among the district's three schools.

In February 2011, John Luebbers shot 50-year-old Principal Sam LaCara twice in the office at Louisiana Schnell Elementary School in Placerville. LaCara died at a hospital.

Since the shooting, the district has designed new school safety plans and installed surveillance cameras and panic buttons at its campuses.

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Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com