The 16-year-old assailant, who took part in a shooting that killed one student and injured eight others, will face a minimum sentence of 40 years in prison.
All classes have been canceled at Texas A&M-Commerce through Monday evening as a result of an incident at one of the university’s residence halls, university officials said.
As of July 2019, there were 22 school shootings in the United States in which someone was hurt or killed.
The parents of Jaelynn Willey, a student at Great Mills High School who was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend, say that the school knew of his violent behavior and should have done more to prevent her death.
Two suspects were arrested in the case, which the district attorney described as an accident between students who were friends.
The district is banning bags at games for the next week and considering the addition of weapons detection devices at event entrances.
More than 200 professionals attended the session, which focused on identifying troubled students and preventing violence.
Three other families, including that of a student who rushed the gunman at the school in suburban Denver, have also filed suit in the wake of their kids’ psychological injuries.
There have been at least 108 incidents of gunfire at school sporting events since 2013, according to a New York Times analysis.
Researchers found that the mental health of kids who survived school shootings, even if they did not experience the event themselves, took a significant dip even three years after the original incident.