$2.4M fundraising campaign launched to open Uvalde Center to provide free grief support
The Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas is launching a $2.4 million fundraising campaign to help expand its presence in Uvalde, following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary that killed 19 students and two teachers.
Empty spaces, broken hearts in a Texas town gutted by loss
In a town as small as Uvalde, Texas, even those who didn’t lose their own child lost someone —their best friend, the little boy down the road who dribbled his basketball in the driveway, the kid who stood on the curb, backpack in hand, waiting for the bus.
Students, faculty at West Side middle school run combined 83 miles in honor of Uvalde shooting victims
Students and faculty at a middle school in the Edgewood Independent School District came together in a special and unique way on Thursday, following the tragic events that unfolded in Uvalde earlier this week.
After 2018s mass shooting, Santa Fe school officials will let some employees carry firearms at all times
After a gunman killed 10 people and wounded 13 others at Santa Fe High School in 2018, school district officials will allow some teachers to carry guns on campus rather than keep them under lock and key. Santa Fe ISD officials announced their plans Friday to implement Texas so-called Guardian Plan, which lets local school boards authorize specific employees to carry on campus at all times and determine their training standards. School board President Rusty Norman told The Texas Tribune the district ultimately chose the Guardian Plan over the school marshal program because it allows employees to carry firearms on their person rather than in a lockbox. The districts decision came as a surprise to Jason Villalba, the former state lawmaker who authored the bill creating Texas school marshal program. Approved applicants for Santa Fe ISDs Guardian Program will be required to complete a minimum of 40 hours of training and meet the same marksmanship standards as a Santa Fe ISD police officer, Norman said.
Teen killed in Texas high school shooting identified
BELLAIRE, Texas – A family member has identified the teen who was shot and killed at Bellaire High School on Tuesday afternoon, Click2Houston.com reported. Prosecutor: Texas teen mistakenly killed friend in schoolThe 16-year-old suspect and another person connected to the case were arrested hours after the shooting, police said. Surveillance footage shows arrest of Texas school shooting suspectThe suspected gunman was charged with manslaughter Wednesday morning and was moved to the Harris County Juvenile Probation Center, police said. Cortez was an active student at Bellaire High School, participating in activities such as the Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps, according to JROTC. Arrest made after student shot to death at Bellaire High School, police sayClasses were canceled Wednesday.
Authorities make arrest after student shot, killed at Texas high school
BELLAIRE, Texas – Authorities have made an arrest after a student was shot and killed at Bellaire High School on Tuesday afternoon, Click2Houston.com reported. Shooting at East Side business ends in murder-suicide, SAPD saysThe cause of the shooting, which was reported around 4 p.m., is unknown. After the shooting, the gunman ran from the scene and was later caught by Houston police at 8900 Chimney Rock on Tuesday night, Click2Houston.com reported. It’s unknown if the gunman was a student at the school. Houston Independent School District canceled Wednesday classes at Bellaire High.