Hoonah’s Marvin to be Arraigned Tuesday

Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau

John Marvin, Jr. is scheduled to be arraigned at Tuesday afternoon in Juneau District Court. He’s charged with two counts of first degree murder in the deaths of Hoonah Police Officers Tony Wallace and Matt Tokuoka.

Classes were canceled at Hoonah School Monday due to the police standoff with Marvin, who barricaded himself inside his home after the shootings.

Interim Superintendent Charla Wright said grief counselors are at the school Tuesday for students who may have trouble coping with the weekend’s violence.

“It’s important to let kids get into a familiar place, a safe place, and get back into a routine,” Wright said. “And then there will be opportunities to grieve and express their feelings and we have a good support system for them to be able to have support.”

Wright said both officers were involved in school activities. Wallace ran after-school open gyms, and helped out with wrestling. Tokuoka had two children, a six-year-old son and a two-year-old daughter.

State flags are lowered to half staff today and a memorial service is being planned.