TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Nearly 100 East Texas schools have announced how they plan to show support to the Uvalde community on their first day back to campus.

Tragedy struck Robb Elementary school in Uvalde on May 24 after a mass shooting claiming the lives of 19 children and two teachers. Tuesday is set to be the first day back to campus for Uvalde survivors.

Senior Laurel Good at Bullard High School said when she heard the initial news at Robb Elementary, it made her fearful for her own life.

“Just to know that someone could come up and kill me at any second. Especially with me because I can’t do anything so it’s like panicky,“ said Good.  

Senior Jordan Perales went out of his way to write the names of every victim on a towel honoring them.

“They will bounce back from that event, be stronger and be smarter and improve that community every time”, said Perales.

East Texas schools have taken to social media requesting their students wear maroon on Tuesday to show support for the Uvalde community.

School districts such as Whitehouse ISD, Tyler ISD, Brownsboro ISD, Kilgore ISD, Lufkin ISD, and many more posted updates to their social media pages reminding students to ‘Stand with Uvalde’ on Tuesday.

On Tuesday some schools shared photos of their students and staff wearing maroon.


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