Early Monday morning Matthews Police responded to a shooting at Butler High School. One student, Bobby McKeithen, was shot and taken to the hospital, where he died from his injuries. Another student was taken into custody. Following the lifting of the school lockdown, students were released to waiting parents. Butler will remain open and classes will continue for students who remain on campus.
CMS has counselors on site and available for students who need to talk to someone. There are also several online resources for parents to use in assisting their children in dealing with violence and grief:
If you or your child would like to talk to a counselor over the phone or by text, Disaster Distress Hotline is available 24/7. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 for support and counseling; Spanish-speakers should text Hablanos to 66746.