All Jessamine County Schools will be closed Tuesday so students and staff can attend the funeral for a 15-year-old boy shot and killed last week.
The funeral for Leo Travers will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Southland Christian Church on Harrodsburg Road.
Travers attended East Jessamine High School and “his involvement stretched far beyond just one school,” said Jessamine County superintendent Kathy Fields in a statement.
“From his elementary years, to athletics, and collaborative district programs, Leo was known and cared for by many across our district,” Fields said. “This young man’s far-reaching impact and these unique circumstances call for an unusual solution in order to grant over 120 staff members and numerous students their requests to attend Leo’s service.”
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Travers was shot at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday on Garden Park Drive, said officer Kevin Grimes. The gun allegedly used in the shooting was stolen from Michigan, Grimes said.
Nicholasville police arrested Tyler D. Jeffers, 18, about 6 a.m. Friday. Jeffers was charged with murder, wanton endangerment, tampering with evidence and receiving a stolen firearm, Grimes said. Jeffers’ grandfather, Albert L. McKinney, 66, was arrested on a charge of tampering with evidence, Grimes said. Both are expected to be arraigned Tuesday in Jessamine District Court.
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