Saturday afternoon, Canton Head Football Coach and Athletics Director Gary Joe Kinne was still in critical condition at a Tyler hospital. Kinne was shot at the high school's field house Thursday morning.More >>
Canton HS Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Gary Joe Kinne was shot as school got underway Thursday morning. The suspect has been identified as Jefferey Doyal Robertson. The picture you see is of the victim of the shooting, Gary Joe Kinne.More >>
The landscape at Canton High School was different today with the presence of two Canton Police cruisers on site. "I think we should have at least one. Just to be there in case something happens," says Canton High School Senior Barlow Reid.
But, despite officer presence, it appeared people were still able to drive to the front and back of the campus at their leisure. So how is the school going to improve safety? All Canton ISD did today was issue us a written statement to the media. It did not specify how safety measures would be improved.
We learned today that at one point, Canton High School did have a campus patrol officer who is no longer at the school. Her name was Michelle Abio. We had to speak to her lawyer out of Fort Worth via telephone, because of pending litigation against her termination from the Canton Police Department. "She enjoyed working for the school as the school resource officer. She established quite a bit of rapport with everyone there," says Abio's lawyer Lance Wyatt in a phone interview.
"We've been here for four years. My children loved her. She did a great job with them," says Michelle Plunk whose children attend Canton ISD Schools. "But even if it wasn't Michelle Abio, you know any officer on patrol would be an added plus." Because Canton High is a fairly large campus, some believe campus security can't fall in the hands of one officer.
"This happened in the field house away from the main complex, so I don't know that having one resource officer would have helped. There probably needs to be more." Whatever security changes are made in the future, Canton High School will be forever changed by Thursday's shooting.
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:45 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:45:13 GMT
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An Army soldier surprised on live television with wife 100 pounds lighter is overwhelmed with all of the media attention. His wife is loving it.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:03 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:03:05 GMT
Dozens of East Texas soldiers are home with their families for the first time in more than a year. The forty men and women of Delta Company 3-144 spent nine of the last 16 months serving in Afghanistan. TheMore >>
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MOORE, OK - The trembling, mud-spattered dog whose photo went viral on Tuesday was not actually standing watch over her owner's body - her name is Susie, her owner is named Curtis Collins, and he's alive.ThanksMore >>
There's a happy ending to the story of the little dog who was found standing guard over a body after the EF-5 tornado that decimated her neighborhood in Moore, OK. Her owner is alive, and they have been reunited thanks to the viral photo. More >>