Friends, teachers, administrators search for answers after deadly Spring HS stabbings


by Drew Karedes / KHOU 11 News

Posted on September 4, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 4 at 11:54 PM

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SPRING, Texas -- A community came together at two separate vigils on Wednesday night to move forward after the deadly stabbing that happened inside Spring High School.

Attendees at a service inside Spring Baptist Church prayed for everyone to come together and find peace.

Teachers, administrators and employees were asked to come forward.

“What we still believe tonight is that all things work together for good,” said Spring ISD Superintendent Ralph Draper.

Draper left the church directly after the service before KHOU could ask him any questions.

Over at nearby Liberty Park, friends of fatal stabbing victim Joshua Broussard said they fear what will happen next.

“It’s crazy. The boy lost his life for nothing and now they’re going to retaliate back,” said friend Carribean Barnes.

About 100 friends and classmates tried to focus on what was lost. Many said they couldn’t help but address the issue of racial tensions at school.

“It’s not just us fighting each other as one race. It’s another race fighting another race and it’s not cool. God made all of us the same way,” said Bernie Peters, ex-girlfriend of Joshua Broussard.

A family member of one of the surviving victims said there’s no way her nephew will be returning to Spring High School. She said he fears for his life.