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Frederick Douglass HS closed Tuesday after staffer was shot during school hours last week

Posted: 6:03 PM, Feb 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-13 20:40:35Z
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BALTIMORE (WMAR) — A Baltimore City Public School will be closed for a second consecutive day, just days after a staffer was shot near the lobby during school hours .

After being closed on Monday, Frederick Douglass High School will again be closed on Tuesday to "allow time to plan counseling and support for students following Friday's shooting at the school."

Officials say staff will remain on their regular schedules so they may attend meetings, where counseling will also be made available.

Last Friday around noon, 25-year-old Neil Davis entered the front vestibule of the school and allegedly shot a 56-year-old school staff member following an argument.

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Baltimore City School Police officers who were working inside the building at the time of the incident were able to arrest Davis. He was charged with attempted first degree murder and firearms violations.

Detectives were also able to charge Davis with the November 10, 2018 murder of 25-year-old Darelle Yancey.