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Louisville Officers Honored By School District

Posted at 12:06 PM, Jun 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-12 12:06:18-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3)– Two Louisville Metro police officers were honored Tuesday after they stopped a potential school shooting.

The district took time to honor at Valley High School Resource Officer Tony Sacra and LMPD Lieutenant Grant Riggs at the end of year recognitions.

Back in April, 18-year-old Shunka Campbell was seen watching a machine gun video on his phone.

When he was told that watching the video was inappropriate, they say Campbell told them they should be worried about the gun in his backpack, rather than the video.

Campbell was suspended for five days, although no gun was found.

Officers say they saw someone matching Campbell’s description just days later prying open a door and sticking a ballistic vest inside.

They say they were able to stop him before anything could have happened.

“Realistically I think we stopped somebody that had the potential to do some damage,” Sacra said. “I feel that we just did our job.”

That day, Campbell was allegedly armed with a loaded revolver and a 50-round box of ammo.

Campbell is scheduled to be in court for a pre-trial conference July 2.