SRO who played key role in deadly Butler HS shooting response honored

SRO who played key role in deadly Butler HS shooting response honored

MATTHEWS, N.C. — The school resource officer who played a key role in responding to the deadly Butler High School shooting has been named North Carolina's "School Resource Officer of the Year."

Investigators said Officer Calvin Young heard the gunshot fired that day in October, ran to the hallway, and was able to reach Bobby McKeithen within 15 to 20 seconds after the shooting.

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He started performing CPR on McKeithen and called for help.

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Officials said Young immediately followed protocol to place the school on lockdown and inform other law enforcement.

Young has been an SRO for more than 20 years.