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District Devastated by Death of Longtime IPS Student and Graduate in FedEx Shooting

Indianapolis Public Schools is devastated to learn about the loss of Karli Smith by this latest round of gun violence.

Karli was a longtime IPS student and graduate. She attended Daniel Webster School 46 through all of elementary and middle school, and Crispus Attucks and George Washington high schools. She graduated in 2020 from George Washington, where she was known as a hardworking and dedicated student.

While at Crispus Attucks, she played on the softball team and was loved by her teammates and coaches. She also played basketball and volleyball during middle school at Daniel Webster.

Administrators, teachers and classmates remember Karli for her sense of humor that often generated smiles and laughter. Karli was a bright light wherever she went. She will be dearly missed by all throughout IPS who knew and loved her.