Feds subpoena Kendrick Johnson’s classmates amid probe into teen’s death
Former classmates of a teen who mysteriously died in his school gym have been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury investigating the Georgia teen’s death.
Kendrick Johnson was found dead in a rolled up gym mat in the Lowndes High School gymnasium in January 2013. A coroner originally ruled his death an accident, but a second coroner hired by Johnson’s family determined that he suffered from possible foul play.
Among those seen entering the federal courthouse in Macon on Thursday were current students at Lowndes High School and current and former students at Valdosta High School, also located in Lowndes County.
Thursday’s development comes four months after the feds launched an investigation. Johnson’s parents have said the original probe was mishandled by local authorities. The FBI has interviewed several of Johnson’s former schoolmates, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation.
The complete list of those subpoenaed for Thursday’s grand jury proceeding has not been released, but Lowndes County Sheriff Chris Prine said he had not received a federal subpoena.
Lowndes County Schools said it was subpoenaed only to provide hard drives containing surveillance video from the school.
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