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Superintendent Addresses Employees In Wake of South Texas School Shooting

Fort Worth, Texas – Following the tragic circumstances that unfolded today, May 18, at a public high school in Galveston County, Texas, Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Kent. P. Scribner sent the following message to his District employees: 

“Once again we are immensely saddened by the loss of innocent lives in a tragic shooting at a school…this time at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas.   

“Several years ago we implemented a Fort Worth Police Department training program entitled ‘Avoid, Deny, Defend’ to prepare for a worst-case scenario here. We will revisit that training across the District, asking our team to review and reinforce all safety procedures on and around our campuses.

“We must continue to be observant and renew our commitment to a strong and safe school community. Additionally, we must support the social and emotional health of children and adults through communication and vigilance.

Governor Greg Abbott has ordered Texas flags to fly at half-staff in memory of the victims at Santa Fe High School until sunset (or close of business on Tuesday, May 22. Fort Worth ISD will comply with this order.” 


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