The Mansfield Independent School District announced that students will not return to Mansfield Timberview High School until Tuesday after a shooting on campus Wednesday.
Four people were injured, two people are still hospitalized, the suspected gunman is in custody.
Mansfield ISD said it's important that the community has time to heal, school has been canceled for Timberview High School and the Early College High School on Thursday. All after-school activities, including athletic events and games are also canceled.
Parent-teacher conferences that were planned for Friday will be rescheduled for a later date according to the district, and Monday was a student holiday reserved for staff development.
Timberview High School Shooting
The district is provide counseling services in-person and virtually to students, staff and families Thursday "to help individuals begin to process what has happened."
Word of Truth Family Church in Arlington, which includes many members from Mansfield ISD and Timberview High School, stepped up to help support families as soon as word of the shooting got out.
“Counseling is very important in a scenario like this because it’s traumatic. Trauma is one of the leading things that carries and keeps with people the rest of their lives if it’s not dealt with properly," said Eben Conner, senior Pastor at Word of Truth Church. "We knew we wanted to be part of the solution."
Student Bryce Kenney said it's important to confront the emotions of confusion and frustration following an incident like this.
"It was crazy -- the kid that did it, the position he was in, how he let out his anger and it ruined his whole life," he said. "Keep your heads up, don't let this affect you. Keep pushing and stay positive."
Counseling will be offered Thursday at the following locations -- counseling sessions may be extended:
Word of Truth Church
8201 Webb Ferrell Rd, Arlington, TX 76002
Thursday, Oct. 7 starting at 7:25 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Mansfield ISD Center for the Performing Arts
1110 W. Debbie Lane, Mansfield, TX 76063
Thursday, Oct. 7 starting at 7:25 a.m.
Virtual Counseling - View the link here
Thursday, Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to noon
Click here for updates from Timberview High School.
The school district also reminded students that support is available during non-school hours through Mansfield ISD's 24.7 Student Support service and that additional support is available through a free referral service for those with mental health or substance use issues.
As the investigation continues no one will have access to the campus until further notice.