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Montgomery Co. Public Schools release statement after third-party review of Blacksburg student deaths

The Montgomery County School Board is evaluating the findings of a third-party review after the deaths of two students in an apparent murder-suicide.

In January, the School Board passed a resolution requesting a third-party review into the circumstances of the deaths of the two students.

As we’ve previously reported, the two Blacksburg High School students were found dead in a parking garage on Nov. 7, 2023.

10 News later spoke with the parents of one of the victims, who said their daughter, Serenity Hawley was shot in the chest by her ex-boyfriend, Croney Monk before he killed himself.

petition began to circulate on social media, quickly gaining signatures. It requested an independent investigation into Montgomery County Public Schools.

The School Board requested that Gentry Locke, a law firm conduct a legal analysis of the matter, and provide the school board with legal advice and recommendations to support its consideration of “whether or not school officials acted in compliance with relevant policies, procedures, regulations, and laws.”

The school district released the following statement following a review of the report:

A copy of the report has not been released at this time.

Source: WSLS News 10

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