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McKinney North Students Head Back To Class Following In-School Suicide

June 04, 2018 - 8:36 am

MCKINNEY (1080 KRLD) - Students are headed back to class today at McKinney North High School and they say they're looking forward to the last day of school, but they say it feels so different.

Students are walking past a memorial in front of the school with balloons and flowers following the suicide of a fellow student last week. They're also seeing more police cars.

Extra cousnelors and police are more visible around the school today.

"We will keep on asking why, why does this keep happening? We'll never know. The only one that does know is God" said one woman as she was walking her grandson to school. 

Police say a student brought a gun to school and committed suicide while he was alone in a classroom. No one else was hurt.

Within a few hours of the shooting on Friday, parents had formed a Facebook group asking for metal detectors at the entrances to McKinney North. That group has more than 400 members, and it's been growing this morning.

Some are asking why police don't at least check bags as kids walk in or calling for groups to go to the school board's next budget hearing to call for the addition of metal detectors.​