NewsLocal NewsAkron Canton News


Akron Public Schools mourns death of football player killed in shooting

Classroom generic
Posted at 7:56 AM, Jun 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-29 07:56:07-04

AKRON, Ohio — Akron Public Schools is mourning the death of a student athlete who was killed in a shooting in the city’s North Hill neighborhood Sunday.

Kanyae Lamb, 17, of Akron, was killed in a shooting in the 700 block of Elma Street.

Akron Public Schools said the teen was a football player at North High School.

The school released the following statement:

All of Akron Public Schools is feeling the loss of Kanyae Lamb and grieves for him—-yet another young person victimized by violence

We ask that you pray for Kanyae and his family, his fellow students, the teachers, coaches and staff. We offer our support to them in any way possible.

Akron Public Schools is offering support for grieving students and families. We ask those who need support to call North High School at 330.761.2665 to arrange for grief counseling.

RELATED: 17-year-old boy dies after shooting in Akron's North Hill neigborhood

Download the News 5 Cleveland app now for more stories from us, plus alerts on major news, the latest weather forecast, traffic information and much more. Download now on your Apple device here, and your Android device here.

You can also catch News 5 Cleveland on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube TV, DIRECTV NOW, Hulu Live and more. We're also on Amazon Alexa devices. Learn more about our streaming options here.