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Man Faces Charges for Shooting Teacher's Aide

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40-year old Derrick Lamatt Rowry is under arrest after he walked into the Erie Police station to tell officers that he shot a woman outside McKinley Elementary School.

The shooting happened around 10 am. The woman, an as-yet-unidentified teacher's aide, was on break and coming back to the school from a nearby convenience store when the shooting took place.

She was struck in the head but still managed to use her security key to get into the building, which went into immediate lockdown.

Parents and other family members quickly came to school and some became angry that the children were locked inside but they were assured that no children were involved or injured.

Once the district realized that the confessed shooter had surrendered to police the children and parents were reunited.

As of 2:40 PM, all students had been dismissed to parents/guardians safely.

The following schedule announcements was released by the district late Friday afternoon.

School Status: Monday
School will be held Monday, May 13.

Weekend Support for Staff and Families
Families and staff members requiring support or resources over the weekend are encouraged to contact Crisis Services at 814-456-2014.

Counselors

Counselors were on-site and available immediately to support students and staff. Counselors will also be at the school on Monday and as long as necessary.

Basketball Game: Jefferson vs. McKinley
The basketball game between Jefferson and McKinley scheduled for Saturday has been canceled.

 

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