ALLEN, Texas – The Allen Independent School District and other school districts in Collin County are making student counselors available this week.
Counselors will be available to meet with students concerned for their safety or overwhelmed by Saturday’s tragedy.
Eight people were killed and three others were seriously injured when a 33-year-old gunman opened fire on shoppers at Allen Premium Outlets.
The gunman was killed by a police officer who was responding to another incident at the outlet and heard gunfire.
In a letter to parents, Allen ISD said he is still working to determine whether any of his students or teachers were directly affected by the mass shooting.
Neighboring Plano ISD has also sent a letter to parents stating that its counselors will be ready to provide guidance and support.
“We know words cannot heal the pain and suffering caused by this tragedy, but we want to express our deepest condolences and sympathy. We stand with our neighbors in Allen and our entire North Texas community during this difficult time and we will continue to keep them in our thoughts,” the district said.
Several Collin County school districts, including the ISDs of Plano and Frisco, will be on high alert this week due to shootings and threats posted on social media.