Essex school setting up memorial scholarship

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Four months after a teacher was shot and killed in a classroom, the Essex Elementary School is still healing from the shooting spree.

As part of that healing process the school is setting up a memorial scholarship to honor 56-year-old Alicia Shanks.

The principal says the scholarship will help Essex students who want to teach, and others who continue to grapple with the second-grade teacher’s death.

Shanks lived in Essex and was one of two people killed in August in a shooting spree that injured three others.

Police say 28-year-old Christopher Williams fatally shot Linda Lambesis in her Essex home and then went to the school searching for his ex-girlfriend. Shanks was killed at the school when Williams opened fire.

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