SPRING, Texas -- The chief of Spring ISD’s police department wasn’t answering questions regarding the deadly stabbing at Spring High School and neither was an assistant superintendent.
Several reporters peppered the chief with questions as he walked into Spring ISD’s headquarters in North Harris County.
Moments earlier, the chief, the school’s principal and the assistant superintendent gave brief statements regarding the stabbing, but walked away with reporters in tow.
At one point, a Spring ISD police officer shoved a reporter as the group headed for the building.
“One of the things that we are going to be doing to make sure that we provide a learning environment is enhanced security on campus and to ensure that we have security on campus throughout the entire school day,” Chief Victor Mitchell said.
Chief Mitchell ignored questions from news crews at the briefing.
The school’s principal was also at the briefing.
“Yesterday was very tragic. As a mom, I’m devastated. As an educator, it was heartbreaking,” Donna Ullrich said.
Parents continue to worry about security at the school.
Irene Acevedo’s daughter attends the Spring High.
“I’m definitely worried but, at the same time if crime is going to happen, it’s going to happen,” Acevedo said.
The District’s website said the district’s secondary schools have two metal detectors, but it’s not clear how or if they were being used.
The chief would only say the school would have “enhanced” security and that there is a plan in place to protect the students when classes resume on Monday.