Students back in school after cafeteria shooting

School buses return to Madison Jr/Sr High School Wednesday morning. (WDTN Photo/Josh Ames)
School buses return to Madison Jr/Sr High School Wednesday morning. (WDTN Photo/Josh Ames)

MADISON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) – More than 750 students are back in class two days after a school shooting.

Staff at Madison Jr/Sr High School boarded buses to greet students as they went to school.

Counselors were also on-hand to help students if needed.

Officials tell 2 NEWS there will be increased security in the cafeteria today. It’s all in hopes to give students a ‘normal’ day of class.

Madison Local Schools Superintendent Curtis Philpot said Wednesday morning, “It just felt like a normal day of school. I think kids were glad to be back. I don’t think there was a whole lot of uneasiness. We have a massive number of resources available to our students today, and at this point, a lot of those resources are going unused, which is a good problem to have. We hope it stays that way.”

The Superintendent will release attendance numbers later this afternoon. School officials have planned a news conference Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.

2 NEWS will be at that conference and will bring you all the latest information online and on air, starting at 5:00.

Classes at the school were cancelled Tuesday after a 14-year-old fired shot in the cafeteria Monday. Two students were shot and two others were injured in the incident.

READ MORE: Suspect in school shooting identified, charges released

James Austin Hancock is in the Butler County Juvenile Justice Center after facing a magistrate Tuesday morning. Hancock’s next court appearance is April 5.

READ MORE: Court date set for school shooting suspect provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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