Teachers prepare to explain KY girl's murder to classmates
Amy Dye, 9, was found beaten to death early Saturday morning.
GUTHRIE, KY. – Faculty and staff at South Todd County Elementary School in Guthrie, Kentucky held a staff meeting Sunday ahead of students returning on Monday.
Amy Dye attended the school. The nine-year-old was found beaten to death in the early morning hours Saturday. She was reported missing Friday night.
An autopsy determined the girl died of multiple blunt force trauma.
Kentucky State Police have not made any arrests, named a suspect or given a motive.
Dye's parents have been questioned. Investigators told Nashville's News 2 that is standard procedure in a homicide investigation.
Sunday, Todd County's School Superintendent held the meeting for faculty and staff so they could express their feelings before facing students Monday.
"Our goal is to be here for students and our staff," he said, adding, "We will get through this together."
The school district is working with the Green River Regional Educational Cooperative to provide counseling to teachers and students.
Kenner said parents should talk to their kids about safety and be especially vigilant until Dye's killer is caught.
"I would just urge everyone to use this, as tragic as it is, to talk to your child about ways to be safer to guard against anything like this happening to someone else," he said, adding, "When something like this happens its natural that we are a little bit more on guard than we would normally be."
Kenner told Nashville's News 2 the focus for his team Monday will be the students since they are trying to make sense of something even adults have trouble understanding.
"We are not sure how students will come in. Some may be just fine," Kenner said, adding, "Some may come in upset particularly [Dye's] classroom."
Kenner said the district would also pull school counselors from other campuses in the district to be available at South Todd County Elementary School.