December 2020: Year In Review

(BEDFORD) – In December 2020, Lawrence County Independent Schools was approved to operate as a charter school, Indiana State Police began an investigation after skeletal remains were found in Orleans, a Bloomington man was arrested after he stabbed his mother to death and injured his father, Brent Comer was named Mitchell Community Schools Superintendent, and Governor Holcomb extended the public health emergency for another 30 days.

Lawrence County Independent Schools Approved To Operate As A Charter School

In December 2020,  Lawrence County Independent Schools was approved to operate as a charter school.

Lawrence County Independent Schools started the application process with Education One LLC and Trine University to operate a charter school following the consolidation of four elementary schools and one middle school in the North Lawrence Community School system.

The new charter school will open on June 30, 2021, and is authorized to continue to operate for five years.

Bloomington Man Arrested After Stabbing Mother To Death, Injuring His Father

A Bloomington man was arrested after he allegedly stabbed his mother to death and injured his father.

Deputies from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department arrested 29-year-old Matthew Warren.

Police say Warren stabbed his mother, Dawn Warren, to death. Warren also attacked his father, Louis Warren, at their home in the 4300 block of South Leonard Springs Road.

Matthew Warren is facing charges of murder and battery.

Matthew, who suffers from schizophrenia, had been living with his parents since the fall of 2019 after he was released from a psychiatric hospital.

Indiana State Police Begins Investigation After Skeletal Remains Found In Orleans

Indiana State Police began an investigation after skeletal remains were found near 173 West Quarry Road in Orleans.

The remains were found Sunday, November 29th by a man who was walking in the area.

The identity of the remains have not been determined at this time.

Governor Holcomb Extends Public Health Emergency

On December 1, 2020, Governor Eric Holcomb signed an executive order to extend the state’s public health emergency for 30 days.

This was the ninth renewal of the public health emergency which was first issued on March 6, 2020.

The emergency extension will expire on December 31.

Brent Comer Named Superintendent Of Mitchell Community Schools

The Mitchell Community School board hired Brent Comer as the next Superintendent of the school corporation.

He replaced Dr. Mike Wilcox after he resigned from the position.

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