Woman killed in murder-suicide was East Central ISD teacher, school district says

Sharon Wilbanks was teacher at Harmony Elementary


SAN ANTONIO – A woman killed in an apparent murder-suicide on Highway 181 was a East Central Independent School District teacher, officials said.

She was identified as Sharon Wilbanks, 58, a teacher at Harmony Elementary, school district spokesman Stevie Gonzales said.

Wilbanks was sitting in a car near a convenience store in 11,000 block of U.S. Highway 181 around 8:30 p.m., when a 57-year-old man got out of a pickup and fatally shot her, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office spokesman James Keith said.

The man then shot and killed himself, Keith said. 

The pair were believed to be husband and wife and had recently separated, Keith said.

Wilbanks had worked for the district for 15 years, Gonzales said.

Grief counselors will be available at the school and letters will be sent home with students Tuesday regarding Wilbanks' death. 

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