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Belton High School to Remain Closed on Friday

Belton High School will remain closed on Friday as the Tiger community continues to grieve Tuesday’s tragic situation. This decision is based on feedback from students, staff and parents. The school will resume normal operations on Monday, May 9. 

“Our focus since the incident has been the safety and emotional well-being of our students and staff,” said Jennifer Bailey, executive director of communications and community engagement. “We are utilizing Education Service Center Region 12 today to provide training to our staff on how to address grief with our students in preparation for their return on Monday.”

Counseling services will continue to be offered on Friday and in the coming weeks. Grab and go meals will again be offered at BHS on Friday.

Students and families will receive the weekly campus communication from Principal Ben Smith with more information about plans for next week.

“The entire community is heartbroken,” Bailey said. “We are grateful for our community partners who have come alongside us this week — everyone from the Belton and Temple police departments, local pastors and counselors, and Region 12 staff to the community members who are offering extra love and support to our students during this time.”

May 5, 2022