Southside High School students in the Law Enforcement II class responded to an appeal from El Paso teachers for letters of support. El Paso elementary schools sent out messages asking for postcards to help “out students know there is plenty good in our world. As teachers, we may only be able to say so much. We think concrete messages of support would help us calm some fears,” one teacher wrote. The appeal follows a mass shooting on August 4, 2019, when a lone 21-year old gunman walked into an El Paso Walmart store and killed 22 people and injured 24 others. The F.B.I is investigating the massacre as an act of domestic terrorism.
In response, Southside High School students sent messages which read, “Everything is going to be okay, just stay calm.” “I’m truly sorry for the shooting that happened.” “We’re praying you’re safe.” “We wish the best for you.”