Monday, December 10, 2012

Letter to Parents and Community Members of Spring Woods High School

The information below was provided to parents and community members of Spring Woods High School:

Dec. 10, 2012
Dear Spring Woods High Parents and Community Members,

We want to inform you immediately about an incident that occurred here on the Spring Woods High School campus earlier today. At approximately 11 a.m., a firearm possessed by a student was accidently discharged inside a classroom. Fortunately, no classroom students or staff were harmed or injured in this incident. 

About 25 students were in their classroom with an adult instructor at the time. The students met immediately with campus officials and police officers after the incident. School counselors were also provided immediately to help students in the class, and parents were contacted if their children were in the classroom where the incident occurred.  

A Spring Woods High student was immediately detained after the weapon discharged and this student has been taken into custody. The weapon was recovered.  An investigation by Spring Branch ISD Police is continuing into all events related to the incident, but at this time it’s believed that the weapon discharged accidentally rather than with any intent to do harm.  Student possession of a weapon and discharging a weapon on any campus in SBISD are serious felonies which may result in criminal prosecution, and incarceration.

As we continue to investigate and review this incident, we want to assure you that the safety and security of all SBISD students and staff are most important to the district and campus leadership. We are thankful no student or adult was injured.

If you have questions about this particular incident or other issues related to safety, please call Principal Lance Stallworth at 713-251-3116.

If you have related information for a Spring Branch ISD Police officer, please call 713-


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