Bullets, Stabbings, and More: Are Your Children Truly Safe at Killeen ISD?
Things are getting crazy scary at schools within the Killeen Independent School district, and parents are questioning the safety of their children.
According to a report from our news partners at KWTX, within the past few weeks parents have heard of extreme incidents of danger from a stabbing, a student possessing a box of bullets, a fire, and multiple fights.
A school should be a safe place for children, but the events that have transpired recently make Killeen schools seem anything but safe.
Box of Bullets
On Wednesday, September 15, a third grader at Cavasos Elementary School brought in a box of live ammunition and distributed them among classmates. Taina Maya, the district spokesperson for Killeen, stated that all rounds were recovered, and that the student is facing disciplinary action.
“We encourage parents to speak to their children this evening and ask them if they received anything from a classmate,” Cavazos Elementary School Principal Yanitzie Oquendo wrote to parents. “If so, please properly dispose of the ammunition or parents can bring it to the front office for the KISD police to dispose.”
Also on Wednesday, September 15, a student at Shoemaker High School was stabbed by a fellow student, Maya confirmed.
“Unfortunately, a student was injured and that’s never okay on our campus. We’re glad that the student is recovering, but we want it known that any student involved in this will be held to the fullest extent of the law.”
Multiple videos following the incident have been uploaded via social media, where you can see a male student visibly bleeding from his arm.
The student's mother, Jatrice McCray, spoke with KWTX to express her fears, and is thankful that she's not planning a funeral for her son. Even so, the event has left McCray in shock, and she says that her son Jabari will not be returning to Killeen ISD in light of the stabbing.
The Blame Game
Some parents are calling for immediate reform at Killeen schools, while others believe the blame doesn't lie with the district, but instead with the parents.