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ETHS Superintendent Offers Statement On Fatal Shooting

In a note on the Evanston Township High School website, Supt. Eric Witherspoon expressed sympathy for the family of Justin Murray, 19, a 2011 Evanston Township High School grad.

Evanston Township High School Superintendent Eric Witherspoon offered a statement in response to the fatal shooting of 2011 ETHS grad Justin Murray.

His words, posted on the district website, read as follows:

"We are saddened to report that Justin Murray, a 2011 graduate of ETHS, was found shot and killed at approximately 6:30pm last night in the 1800 block of Brown Avenue, according to the Evanston Police Department. The investigation is ongoing.

We communicated with ETHS staff this morning to help prepare them for the needs of our students. An email and phone message was sent to all ETHS families.

We know that some students and staff members will have a difficult time dealing with this news. Our Student Services staff will be available in E118 throughout the school day to provide grief counseling to any student or staff member who might need it. No appointment is necessary.

Our sympathy and thoughts are with Justin’s family."

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