On August 31st, our community was devastated by a senseless act of violence; it is something we cannot understand nor will we get over quickly. Our school district has many resources available – police officers, counselors, and deeply caring teachers and staff members who are available to help you and your family. That is our commitment to you. This web page contains information and resources designed to help you talk to your kids about this tragedy, and support your family. If you would like to help, you will find ways listed here. We are here to help you and your family. Together we will work through the difficult days ahead.
Anyone who believes they may have family members who are victims in this situation are urged to go to the Ector County Annex at 1010 E. 8th Street, or you can visit www.safeandwell.org.
- The Red Cross will open the family assistance center on Monday, September 2 from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. to provide food, water, mental health, and health services and spiritual care at 1010 E. Eighth Street, Odessa, TX 79761 (Ector County Annex).
- This support includes trained grief counselors and spiritual care providers connecting with those affected by the tragedy ensuring that they have the support to begin the healing process mentally and spiritually. Veronica Ramirez, Regional Communications Manager, American Red Cross, Veronica.firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Kim Quirk of Sunwest Communications is an associate and former School Board President for Richardson ISD. You may contact her for assistance at (214) 453-3771 or by email at email@example.com
- The UTPB Counseling Clinic is offering its services to the community, including students. They are located in the UTPB Mesa Building, room 4171. Hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4pm to 9pm. For more information, please call (432) 552-2150.
Tips & Information
The FBI is asking anyone with information about this tragic incident to contact the FBI's National Threat Operations Center at 800-CALLFBI (800-225-5324) . Tips may also be reported anonymously online at tips.fbi.gov.