Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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.
Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com