Special coverage of Heath High School Memorial Service

It was December 1, 1997 that a 14-year-old-student opened fire on his classmates at the high school.

Nicole Hadley, Jessica James, and Kayce Steger were killed. Students Shelley Schaberg, Missy Jenkins Smith, Kelly Hard Alsip, Hollan Holm, and Craig Keene were also struck by gunfire but survived.

The shooting shook our community and the country. It changed the lives of students, teachers, faculty, first responders, doctors, nurses, community leaders, and their families.

Since the shooting, Heath High School has become Heath Middle School. A service to mark the 20 year anniversary was held at the school gym Friday. After the service, organizers held a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new memorial site for the victims.

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