JUST IN: Jupiter Christian reopens day after shootings kill 3

Two days after three people were killed in a Jupiter neighborhood, the school down the street will re-open, according to a post on its Facebook page.

Jupiter Christian School closed Monday to minimize traffic flow in the Jupiter River Estates neighborhood, the school’s president Dan Steinfield said.


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The 620-student school is just blocks from 1105 Mohawk St., where Kelli J. Doherty, 20, of Tequesta; Brandi El-Salhy, 24, of Gainesville; and Sean P. Henry, 25, of Jupiter were found dead late Sunday.

More than a dozen homes in the neighborhood near the school were evacuated Monday morning when Jupiter police stumbled across a suspicious package while conducting a search warrant.


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The Palm Beach County School District limited access to Jupiter High School, about a mile from the crime scene, Monday morning in an “abundance of caution.”

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad and county Fire Rescue crews assisted Jupiter police in determining the package was safe.


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Shortly after 10:30 p.m. Sunday, when rescue crews responded to Mohawk Street, officials were called less than a mile south to another, likely related, shooting. A victim was found near the intersection of Via Veracruz and Paseos Way and taken to a trauma center, Fire Rescue said.

By 10 a.m. Monday, Jupiter police said they’d identified a person of interest in the shooting. Palm Beach Gardens police located a vehicle of interest, which Jupiter Police Chief Frank Kitzerow described as a dark-colored sedan.

“Jupiter Christian School will be open on Tuesday, February 7. The JCS Administration has maintained ongoing communication with the Jupiter Police Department regarding the investigation on Mohawk Street; we have determined there is no security threat at this point and the campus is safe. School will resume at normal times on Tuesday morning. Thank you to each of our school families for your support and understanding in our decision to close school Monday.

The Varsity Boys Basketball district game will take place as scheduled at the campus of Jupiter Christian School tonight, Monday, February 6, at 7 pm. Additional security will be present at the game. We encourage school families to come out and cheer on the Eagles as they play Trinity Christian Academy in the district quarter finals!

Please join in prayer for those neighbors impacted by the tragic events of Sunday night. Jupiter Christian School stands with our neighbors in prayer and support during this difficult time.”

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