Norfolk Police are investigating the murder of Caroline Hendrix, a pre-K teacher at Oceanair Elementary School, in Norfolk, VA. She was found shot in the Wards Corner area of city on New Year’s Eve.

Officials say the incident occurred in the 300 block of Virginian Drive. Upon arrival, officers located Hendrix suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. She was then transported to an area hospital where she succumbed to her injuries, Tuesday, Jan. 3.


Norfolk Public Schools released the following statement concerning Hendrix’s death:

The Norfolk Public Schools (NPS) family was extremely shocked and saddened to learn of the very tragic death of Ms. Caroline Hendrix. Ms. Hendrix, a pre-K teacher at Oceanair Elementary School, was a long-standing member of our faculty and has impacted the lives of countless students, parents and staff members. She leaves behind a legacy spanning 25 years that won’t soon be forgotten. This is a tremendous loss to the district and community; we sincerely hope for swift justice in this case. Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to her family and all those who have been affected by her untimely passing.

Norfolk Police Dept Via Twitter @NorfolkPD:

“8:20 p.m. Police on scene in the 300 block of Virginian Drive in the Wards Corner section of the city for a person suffering from a gunshot wound. More information to follow when available.”

According to her Facebook page, Hendrix was a “lead pre-kindergarten teacher” at Norfolk Public Schools. She attended Averett University and also studied early childhood education at Norfolk State University. She studied sociology and anthropology at Old Dominion University. She went to Roger B. Chaffee and attended Kempsville High.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends at this difficult time.