Weatherford Independent School District

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Substitutes : Non Degree – $85/day |Degree – $95/day | Certified Teachers - $100/day.
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Bus Monitors: $12.00 hourly

Weatherford High School Press Release 11-17-2020

The following is a joint statement from Weatherford ISD and the Weatherford Police Department regarding today’s situation at Weatherford High School.

We appreciate your patience as the Weatherford ISD, the Weatherford Police Department, and other law enforcement agencies from Parker County worked through a situation that occurred outside of the high school campus this afternoon.

On Tuesday, November 17, 2020 around 2pm, information was given to school resource officers that there was a white male juvenile believed to be a runaway from Parker County at Weatherford High School. Officers were told the juvenile suspect was seen with what appeared to be a handgun in his waistband hidden under his t-shirt. Officers were given further information as they arrived on scene that the suspect was near one of the Weatherford High School outbuildings, not the main building itself. Campus administrators were notified, and the high school campus went into an immediate lockdown for the protection and safety of students, staff, and teachers.

After arriving on scene, officers went to the area of the high school campus where the suspect was last known to be and visually observed the suspect who then fled on foot into a wooded area at the perimeter of the high school. The suspect was seen by officers to be armed with a handgun and to be making threats to himself.

As the suspect was approached by officers, he sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his abdomen. The suspect was quickly apprehended and taken to an awaiting ambulance where he was then taken to a trauma hospital outside of Parker County. The juvenile will remain under police observation until it is determined what criminal charges may or may not be filed against him.

During the situation, students and staff were safe within all WISD buildings on the high school campus. At approximately 3:15pm, the lockdown was lifted, and students were dismissed for the day.

There is no indication at this time that any of the high school students or staff were threatened by the suspect or were in any danger as a result of the suspect being on the campus grounds prior to law enforcement’s arrival.

From WISD: We understand this situation may have been stressful for your child. As an added measure of care, we are providing families with access to counselors this evening. In addition, counselors will be available to assist students and staff members on campus tomorrow. To reach a counselor this evening, please call 817-598-2850 or text to wisdcares@weatherfordisd.com

Weatherford High School 11-17-2020

UPDATE:
The lockdown at Weatherford High School has been lifted.
We want to reassure parents that the situation was contained and that our students and staff were safe within our buildings.

Students are currently being released and buses will run on a normal schedule.

Thank you,

WISD Administration
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The following message has been sent by call, email, and text to our high school families regarding an active situation on school grounds. Please know our students and staff are on lockdown and are safe within our high school buildings.

Dear WHS Family,
We are notifying you that Weatherford High School is currently on a lockdown because of an active situation on school grounds. Police have been notified and are on campus.

All students and staff are safe.

Again, we want to reassure parents that the situation is contained and that our students and staff are safe within our buildings. The campus will remain on lockdown until this situation can be resolved. However, no one is being allowed on campus at this time.

We will continue to notify parents as we learn more information.

WISD Administration

Hall Middle School Temporary Closing - November 18-20, 2020

Dear Hall Middle School Families -

I am writing to notify families that an individual at Hall Middle School has tested positive for COVID-19. Our records show this individual had close contact with a significant number of students and staff at our campus yesterday.

Out of an abundance of caution and for the health and safety of our students and staff, Hall Middle School will temporarily close effective today so that we can deep clean the campus.

Please know this decision was not made lightly. We understand this decision may pose a hardship for families. The campus will remain open during normal school hours today and lunch will be served. Any families who wish to pick up their child may do so after 11:00 am today.

Face-to-face learning will resume on Monday, November 30, 2020. Students will begin learning from home beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

Students will receive a packet of work in the four core subject areas (English, Math, Science, and Social Studies) today. These assignments will not require the use of any technology. Assignments will be due on Monday, November 30th.

During our temporary closing, the Hall Middle School Kanga Care Clinic will be available to students and staff. Please monitor your child’s health and contact your primary care physician if they develop symptoms, or contact Hall Middle School at 817-598-2822 to schedule an appointment at our Kanga Care Clinic.

Child Nutrition will also be distributing meals for three days to families of Hall Middle School students on Wednesday, November 18th. Families may pick up meals at the front entrance of Curtis Elementary between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. tomorrow. Curtis Elementary is located at 501 W. Russell Street.

Please know the decision to temporarily close our campus was not made lightly, but was made in consideration of the health and safety of our students and staff.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Stephanie Wynne
Principal

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All schools and offices will be closed for Thanksgiving Break - November 23-27, 2020. Classes resume on Monday, November 30, 2020.

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