Allen ISD Schools offer counseling in wake of deadly mass shooting at Allen Premium Outlets
ByFunAsia 08 May 2023 09:23 AM 24

The Allen Independent School District and other school districts in Collin County are making counselors available to students this week.

Counselors will be available to meet with students worried about their safety or overpowered by Saturday's incident.

8 people were killed, and three others were harmed when a 33-year-old shooter started shooting at customers at the Allen Premium Outlets.

The gunman was killed by a police officer responding to another incident at the outlet mall and heard the gunshots.

In a letter to parents, Allen ISD said it attempted to find whether any of its students or teachers were directly affected by the mass shooting.

Nearby Plano ISD sent a letter to parents expressing that counselors will be prepared to provide guidance and support.

"Words cannot heal the pain and suffering caused by this tragedy, but we want to express our deepest condolences and solidarity. We stand with our neighbors in Allen and our entire North Texas community during this difficult time and will continue to keep them in our thoughts," the district said.

A few Collin County school regions, including the Plano and Frisco ISD, will be entirely on guard this week in light of the shooting and dangers posted via virtual entertainment.

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