Students Return to Butler High School Thursday after Deadly Shooting

MATTHEWS, N.C. - Additional security will be in place at all Matthews schools as students at Butler High School return to class for the first time Thursday since a classmate was shot in one of the school’s hallway.

The Matthews police chief is expected to spend the day at Butler High School as well. 

These measures are meant to reassure students following the fatal shooting in a hallway of the school on Monday. 

Eyewitness News reporter Glenn Counts talked to a psychologist about the range of emotions students will face.

“It’s a really heavy thing dealing with death at a young age,” therapist Justin Perry said.

On Monday, Jatwan Cuffie, 16, allegedly shot Bobby McKeithen, 16, at the school. McKeithen later died at the hospital, police said. The deadly shooting stemmed from a previous fight, police said.

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