Groundbreaking held for new memorial at Heath High School

PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - A groundbreaking was held on Tuesday, September 19 for a new memorial to honor those killed and hurt in a high school shooting in Paducah, Kentucky nearly 20 years ago.

The community gathered for the ceremony for a memorial to honor those lost on December 1, 1997.

Three girls were killed when a student opened fire at Heath High School, just as a group of students ended their prayer circle.

The memorial would cost $80,000 to build.

According to the memorial committee's Facebook, all of the labor was donated but they are still taking monetary donations for a few necessary items.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2017 KFVS. All rights reserved.