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March 28, 2018

Police take out shooter behind school

The News-Enterprise

A suspect in a shooting death earlier today was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon by Kentucky State Police behind John Hardin High School.

Authorities say a man believed to be responsible for shooting his wife to death on Wise Lane in Elizabethtown drove to the high school to pick up his child when he was confronted by police behind John Hardin High School.

The man was shot and killed by Kentucky State Police.

KSP Post 4 spokesman said police were notified of the shooting and contacted the school district to go on lockdown so the individual couldn’t enter the building.

He said the man was located behind the school in a van and was shot and killed. He couldn’t confirm if the man pulled a gun on police.

Gregory said KSP, Radcliff Police Department and the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office arrived at JHHS to try and locate the individual.

Three schools — John Hardin High School, Bluegrass Middle School and New Highland Elementary School — were placed on lockdown before 1 p.m. and the lockdown was lifted at the middle school and elementary school around 1:45 p.m.

All students were safe during the lockdown.

School officials and law enforcement will hold a news conference soon to address the situation.


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