The family of a teenage boy shot by Oklahoma City police is speaking out against the department and the officer who has returned to duty after being cleared by the district attorney last month. Lorenzo Clerkley, 14, was shot twice, in the hip and thigh, March 10 by Sgt. Kyle Holcomb when officers responded to a 911 call of a home burglary. Clerkley and four other teenage boys were playing with air guns in an abandoned house near SE 59 and Bryant Avenue. Holcomb, with his handgun pointed through a hole in the fence, ordered the boy to show his hands and drop his weapon and then fired four shots, striking the boy twice.
A former Enid Public School employee was charged last month with three misdemeanor counts of breaking and entering a dwelling without permission after being seen on surveillance video inside an elementary school after she resigned her position with the district. Officials began investigating Tabitha Leanna Mongold, a former family resource coordinator, when a nurse at Garfield Elementary Schools noticed pills were missing from bottles belonging to students. Fitzgerald said the former employee was arrested and charged by Garfield County District Attorney’s Office. She said any additional charges will be determined by the district attorney’s office.
A student is dead and 8 are injured during yet another school shooting in America, this time in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Late Tuesday night, the sheriff’s office identified one of the suspects as Devon Erickson, 18, but said it would provide no further information about him. Sheriff Spurlock said the suspects, who were armed with a handgun and other weapons, confronted law enforcement officers when they arrived. He said the suspects, Mr. Erickson and one juvenile, were not injured.