UVALDE, Texas (WOAI) — Communities from all over planned to come together to show their support for the Uvalde families and students that will head back to the classroom Tuesday morning, just three months after the mass shooting.
Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District officials have assured parents that safety measures will be heightened with fences and security cameras at several campuses. There will also be 33 Department of Safety troopers at all campuses.
The mass shooting on May 24 took the lives of 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary. That school will not reopen and is slated for demolition at a later date.
One parent, who has a 10-year-old son, says she can't even imagine how parents are feeling sending their kids back to school.
“It’s scary and you worry about the security, at the schools each school," said Laura Salazar, a Fort Worth parent. "And you almost wonder how safe my child is going to be at each school."
In an effort to diminish uneasy feelings, comfort dogs from several different states will greet students and teachers on their first day. The goal is to help ease the fear and uncertainty many of these students and teachers might face when heading back to campus.