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$150M awarded in 1998 Arkansas school shooting lawsuit


August 16, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A judge overseeing a civil lawsuit in northeast Arkansas on Monday awarded $150 million to the families of five people who were fatally shot outside an Arkansas school in 1998.

Andrew Golden and Mitchell Johnson set off a fire alarm at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro and shot at people as they evacuated the school.

Twelve-year-olds Paige Herring and Stephanie Johnson and 11-year-olds Brittney Varner and Natalie Brooks were killed, along with teacher Shannon Wright.

Golden and Johnson were 11 and 13 when the shooting happened, and were expected to stay imprison...

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