Cumberland Co. Schools shares information about victims

(WBIR) Cumberland County Schools released more details Friday afternoon about the four victims found shot to death in a vehicle on Renegade Mountain Thursday morning.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed that the driver of the vehicle was Rikki Danielle Jacobson, 22. The three teen passengers were Steven Presley, 17, Dominic Davis, 17, and John Lajeunesse, 16.

Dominic Davis was a sophomore was a student at Cumberland County High School, who recently moved to the area from Colorado. According to the school district, Dominic loved art, music, and sports - especially basketball. Teachers and staff said Dominic was well-liked and respected at the school. For Dominic, earning others' respect was his main goal in life. For a class assignment, Dominic was asked what he wanted to be remembered for after he died.

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"I want to be remembered not as the best man alive, but the most respected," wrote Dominic.

Steven Presley graduated from another high school in Crossville, The Phoenix High School, this May. Staff and teachers at the school described Steven as a "happy, smiling, funny, kind-hearted, sweet, and polite student." According to a school district release, the 17-year-old would do anything for anyone, and was loved by all who knew him.

"He (Steven) reached out to those that no one else would and treated everyone as a friend," the school district wrote in a statement.

John Lajeunesse, 16, at one point attended Cumberland County High School and Stone Memorial High School. At the time of the shooting, John was being home-schooled.

The school district confirmed the driver, Rikki Danielle Jacobson, is the parent of an elementary school student attending a Cumberland County elementary school.


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