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Castle View parents can pick up property Thursday; community meeting Friday

By in Press Enterprise on November 2, 2017

By Brian Rokos

Parents whose students left behind property when they were evacuated from Castle View Elementary in Riverside during the hostage standoff Tuesday can pick up belongings until 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, the school district announced.

The school is closed until Monday, but parents can retrieve backpacks, lunch boxes and other items at the school, 6201 Shaker Dr.

Also Thursday, the district said a community meeting will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday at the school.

Counseling is available for anyone affected by the incident in the library at Taft Elementary, 959 Mission Grove Parkway North, and the Central Registration Center, 5700 Arlington Ave.

On Tuesday, police say Luvelle Monroe Kennon Jr. entered the campus through the front office, assaulted a substitute teacher and then took a second teacher hostage in a classroom in an ordeal that lasted more than six hours. Then, about 6 p.m., police burst into the classroom, shot Kennon and rescued teacher Linda Montgomery.

Kennon died from his injuries.

Police are trying to determine a motive for his actions. Kennon is a parent of a Castle View student.

Castle View Update: Wednesday – 6:48pm

Parents and Guardians, we’ve placed some resources on our website… https://t.co/UECgrJpka0

— Riverside Unified (@RUSDLink) November 2, 2017

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