By Chris Edwards
HOUSTON COUNTY – School districts across the state showed solidarity with Uvalde CISD on Tuesday with an urging for faculty, staff and students to sport the district’s school colors.
Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s students returned to the classroom on Tuesday, Sept. 6, and it was the first time the students had been back to school since the events of May 24, when a mass shooting at Robb Elementary claimed the lives of 21 people.
Many school districts across the state spread word through social media channels asking their faculty, staff and students to wear maroon and white, which are the Uvalde CISD school colors; a showing that “our hearts are with Uvalde.”
All of Houston County’s five school districts encouraged their populations to do the same.
Crockett ISD announced on its Facebook page for its Bulldog family to wear maroon and that the district’s prayers and support are with the community of Uvalde.
The Latexo ISD Athletics Booster Club posted that “Uvalde ISD has been heavy on everyone’s hearts,” and encouraged everyone in the district to wear maroon and white.
Grapeland ISD posted a graphic encouraging everyone to join in and “Maroon Out with Uvalde”
For Kennard ISD, on its social media page, the district stated its prayers and support are with Uvalde.
Lovelady ISD did not advertise the maroon-wearing on its social media presence, but a representative from the district said there was “quite a bit of maroon” seen on the high school campus Tuesday.
According to an Associated Press story, many Uvalde CISD students did not want to return to school. Uvalde CISD superintendent Hal Harrell said in June that students would not return to the campus of Robb Elementary. Instead, the students were to be relocated to other campuses within the district.