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Spring High School Re-opens After Violence

Spring High School Re-opens After Violence

As Spring High School re-opens today following last week’s stabbings, there were fireworks at the memorial service for Joshua Broussard, the 17-year old student that was killed last Wednesday.

Sergeant Milton Coker with the Harris County Sheriff's Department says there was a disturbance at the service for Joshua Broussard.

"(They) came inside the auditorium, was causing a disturbance. Spring ISD police was able to get them outside in the parking lot," Coker said to our television partner, Local 2.  "Once outside one of the sergeants with Spring ISD police heard approximately eight gunshots."

However Spring Baptist Church officials said that was not the case.

"I don't know if they were going by just pure hearsay, but there was no substance to anything that was said," Mark Estep explained. "There were no shots fired, no casings have been found. There was no investigation because there was no need for one."

School re-opens this morning, though some kids are hesitant to go back.

"It's going to be different, it's going to be sad bro," said student Jess Wells. "Just think about walking down the hall where your homie just took his last breathe, it's crazy."

"I really don't want to, it's hard," said student Kayla Terrell. "They expect us to go in there and eat where he died at."

But Spring ISD Police Chief Victor Mitchell told KTRH there are extra safety precautions in place.

“We will have metal detectors to ensure their safety,” Mitchell said. We’ll have extra officers on campus and higher patrol visibility in the area of Spring High School.”

Seventeen year old Luis Alfaro was arrested on Wednesday and charged with one count of murder.

 

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