Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Asbury Park Schools Reopen After High School Student Murder

Schools in Asbury Park, New Jersey were scheduled for reopening on Monday, October 23 after the entire district was closed after an October 18 shooting.
Tylik Pugh, an 18 year old student from Asbury Park High School died after being taken off life support on Thursday, October 19.  He was shot in the head a day before near an Asbury Park middle school.
School officials closed the school for the rest of the week following the killing.  They feared for the safety of the 3,000 students in the city's schools, stating that the district was not equipped with metal detectors.

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