Parents share texts from kids during Timberview High School shooting – CBS Dallas/Fort Worth

Arlington, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The moment gunshots were heard inside Timberview High School on Wednesday, October 6 students began sending urgent text messages to their families.

I was like, ‘There’s a shooting in the school! “Come and fetch us!” said Jurad’s bracelets as she read her correspondence with her family aloud.

While parents on the receiving end said, they are words they never thought would be sent to them.

“She texted me when I was at work and said, Mom, this isn’t a workout and I love you.” “It was a little difficult for me this morning,” said mum Kimberly Middleton.

Students hid in classrooms, hallways and lockers after the order to close came through the intercom.

Many students said that their first reaction was that it was an exercise, but soon realized that it was very real.

“When the police started coming in, I would say ‘No, that’s real. “That’s what’s really going on,” Gorad said.

One student who was in the classroom next door to the fight that ended in shooting said that the shooting was followed by cries for help.

“The man who was grazing or shot, would raise his hand and tell the teacher, our teacher, that he was shot, and that he was now bleeding,” said student Sergio Caballero.

Several parents rushed to Timberview High, but were directed to the Reunification Center at Mansfield ISD Center for the Performing Arts.

It’s where the students were taken after the buses boarded outside the school when everything had been given.

And after hours of swiping ID cards and filling out papers, there were hugs and tears from families.

“The day could have ended completely differently than what happened,” said mother Stephanie Wade, fighting back tears. “When you wake up in the morning, you think it will be one way and you end up completely different. You never know when your last day will be. So I am so grateful to have my daughter with me.”

Stephanie Wade and her daughter Kelly, 14, talk to reporters as they reunite after the shooting at Timberview High School in Arlington, on October 6, 2021 in Mansfield, Texas. (Photo by Stewart F House/Getty Images)

As students say, it’s an experience they need time to recover from.

“I am very worried, and I have to deal with this a little bit,” Caballero said.

Principal Deryl Douglas described Wednesday as “shocking” and says There will be no school Thursday at Timberview High School.

They also say that all after-school activities including sports events and games will be canceled on Thursday and parent-teacher conferences will be rescheduled for October 8.

The school also offers counseling services available to students, staff, and families starting October 7.

They include personal and virtual opportunities.

Church of the word of truth
8201 Webb Ferrell Rd, Arlington, TX 76002
Thursday October 7th starting at 7:25 am

ISD Mansfield Center for the Performing Arts
1110 W Debbie Lane, Mansfield, TX 76063
Thursday October 7th starting at 7:25 am

Virtual Consultation
Thursday 7 October from 11 am to noon


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