Classes set to resume for many students in Perry after deadly shootings

PERRY — The funeral was held Thursday for the 11-year-old boy who was shot to death at Perry High School last week.

Perry police say sixth grader Ahmir Jolliff was shot three times in the cafeteria by the 17-year-old gunman who wounded four other students and three adults — including the principal — before taking his own life.

According to a post on the Perry Community School District website, elementary school students will head back to class next Thursday, which will be two weeks after the violence, while middle schoolers will return next Friday.

The site says the return for high school students is “still being discussed as there are many factors to consider.”