Clarksville High School Student Arrested During Class For Murder

Clarksville High School Student Arrested During Class For Murder


Police say a Clarksville High School student arrested during class Wednesday was wanted for murder and robbery.


According to a news release from the Clarksville Police Department, 18-year-old Kevin Grover was arrested at Clarksville High School without incident earlier today.

The release says local police worked with U.S. Marshals in New Albany and Louisville to make the arrest.

Grover, a former member of the school’s football team, was pulled from class and taken into custody on a charge of murder.

He turned 18 just days ago.

Clarksville Police Chief Mark Palmer says the warrant is for a murder on May 29 at Riverview Park in Louisville.

LMPD said Grover is one of four people tied to the May 29 slaying of 19-year-old Ryan Higdon.

Higdon was found shot several times in his car near the Greenwood boat docks in PRP.

Police said it does not appear the victim knew the shooters, and they had only met that night.

Two days later, one person was arrested and in recent weeks, two others have been charged.

The Clarksville Community Administration worked with police to make sure Grover was isolated so there was no danger to students or staff.

Grover is currently in the custody of the U.S. Marshals and will be taken to Kentucky with a waiver on extradition.

After the arrest, Clarksville Community Schools released the following statement:

“On Wednesday, September 7, Clarksville High School (CHS) was made aware of a situation by law enforcement that involved a CHS student. The student was immediately detained by Clarksville High School administration and law enforcement without any disruption, harm or injury to students or staff. Student and staff safety is our first focus and we can confirm, at no time were students or staff in danger. Clarksville High School is cooperating fully with law enforcement. “

He was considered a flight risk. Police said the principal pulled him out of class Wednesday afternoon and took him to the office, where local police and federal marshals were waiting.

They talked to him briefly before leading him out of school in handcuffs.


Grover is expected to be arraigned Thursday morning.

The three previously charged, Ja’lyn Wells, Ke’montrae Davis and Theodric Hayes, are behind bars at Metro Corrections.