(4/19/19) – It’s been almost a week since a lightning strike started a massive fire at West Monroe’s Boley Elementary School.
Now the Ouachita Parish School Board has declared a public ememergency for the school’s abatement.
The school board revealed that this weekend’s fire exposed hazardous asbestos. Right now if you drive by the school you’ll notice barricades and a West Monroe police officer.
There will now be 24/7 security detail at the school.
Dr. Coker says no students or teachers were impacted by asbestos before the fire. The school district will have to pay a $200,000 deductible.
Glenwood Regional Medical Center donated $50,000 to Boley.
Since the devastating fire, dozens of organizations and community members have come forward to help out. Glenwood staffers say they wanted to do their part.
President Jeremy Tinnerello says the money will go to school supplies and to help keep Boley students together.
El Dorado police have caught a man they suspect is a killer. Police arrested 20-year-old Qy’tarius Tyler just before 3:00 Thursday afternoon.
Tyler is being charged with first degree murder.
Officers responded to a shooting near Hawthorne Street around 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Police say a 22-year old man was found lying on the ground in a vacant area.
He was taken to the Medical Center of South Arkansas where he died from his wounds.