Student Ahmir Jolliff Identified as Victim in Perry High School Shooting in Iowa

Perry, Iowa – Ahmir Jolliff, a sixth-grader, was tragically killed in a mass shooting at Perry High School in Iowa. The Iowa Department of Public Safety confirmed that Jolliff was one of eight victims in the shooting, which included seven others, three of whom were staff members and four students, who sustained varying degrees of injuries. The gunman, identified as 17-year-old Dylan Butler, was also found dead on the scene. Butler burst into the building armed with a pump-action shotgun and a small-caliber handgun, opening fire and fatally striking Jolliff. Principal Dan Marburger, who has been with the school for 25 years, was also wounded in the gunfire, while two other students remain hospitalized.

Authorities are still investigating the motive behind the deadly violence, and the community remains in shock and mourning. The tragic incident has left the school and the town of Perry devastated, and the impact of the shooting will be felt for a long time to come. The heroic actions of Principal Marburger, who selflessly put himself in harm’s way to protect his students, have been commended by the Iowa Department of Public Safety and the school’s superintendent. This incident has also raised ongoing concerns about gun violence and its impact on schools and communities.

As the community begins to heal, the focus remains on supporting the victims and their families while also working to prevent future tragedies. The Perry High School shooting has prompted a broader conversation about school safety and the need for measures to protect students and staff. The road to recovery will be long, but the Perry community is coming together to support one another during this difficult time.

In the wake of this tragedy, the Perry community stands in solidarity, grieving the loss of young Ahmir Jolliff and sending thoughts and prayers to those affected by the shooting. The investigation into the shooting continues, and the community is seeking answers and justice for the victims. The impact of this senseless act of violence will not soon be forgotten, and the community is determined to come together and heal in the aftermath.