Studentswith Spring High School gathered at a memorial for their fellow classmate andsay they are scared to go back to school Monday.
It'sthe first time campus will be open since 10th grader Joshua Broussard wasstabbed to death and three others were injured. Hundredsof people gathered this evening at Spring Baptist Church for the 17 year-old'smemorial.
Theimages from last week are hard to forget for students. Kayla Terrell knows thatall too well. "Hewas laying on the floor half breathing," said Terrell, a Spring High Schoolstudent. She'stalking about her fellow classmate who was pronounced dead Wednesday morning atSpring High School after investigators say he was stabbed multiple times. "Ithas been sad, like tears. All I can do is cry and think about it because ithappened right in front of me," said Terrell.
Itwasn't just Joshua on students' minds, but the clock ticking until it's timefor the bell to ring. "Justthink about walking down the hallway where your homie just took his last breathand bled on the floor. It's crazy. It's going to be sad. How are you going tolearn when you just lost your best friend," said Jess Wells, a Spring HighSchool student.
Dr.James Bray with Baylor College of Medicine says it's crucial for parents tomonitor their children. "Ithink that what parents and students need to be mindful of is sometimes there'sa delay in reaction to these kinds of events. Sometimes you may feel like ohthey are okay but a month from now, or 6 weeks from now, they start gettingupset or they find themselves crying or having trouble sleeping and they areafraid," said Dr. Bray.
Studentswill have new rules when they head back to spring high school Monday. Theycan only use clear backpacks or large Ziploc-type bags. Girls' purses must besmaller than a loaf of bread. Backpacksand purses will be subject to search as students enter the building.