A person of interest has been identified by Forest Hill police in relation to the death of an employee of an elementary school.
Moments before David K. Sellars Elementary School was about to begin on Wednesday, something happened in the parking lot.
Police have stated they think the person of interest is someone the victim knew and that the shooting was isolated, even if they are not publicly identifying them.
With a Chevy Impala that was seen leaving the scene, investigators have obtained warrants to search the victim’s vehicle. It was found abandoned in Fort Worth not long after the shooting. Right now, police are searching for proof that connects it to their person of interest.
The department has also alerted other local police to be on the lookout, even though they are not publicly disclosing the identity of the person of interest.
Request To Leave The School Open
After the incident on Wednesday, Texas questioned Fort Worth ISD about the choice to leave the school open, which baffled some parents. The district responded with the following information:
“The main reason we kept the school open was that, according to the law, it is only permissible to close it under certain situations. Families were swiftly informed, giving them the choice of whether to keep their kids at home or not. Considering how many pupils walk to school, an unexpected school closure may have put our students in danger. Furthermore, Forest Hill Police declared the campus secure.
Chief of Police Eddie Burns of Forest Hill indicated that he concurred that it was safer for students to be inside the building as opposed to outside, where a large crowd had gathered.