McKINNEY (April 9, 2015) — The statement from the McKinney Independent School District regarding the Parents Against Bullying rally:
McKinney ISD is in full support of the anti-bullying rallies taking place today and tomorrow. We are adamantly opposed to bullying in all McKinney ISD schools. The District has investigated this matter extensively, including interviews with counselors, staff and students. While we have not identified any reports of bullying preceding this loss, we will continue to work diligently in search of information or signs that could have helped to prevent such a tragedy. We must not lose sight of the fact that a student lost his life, and we must all ask ourselves what we can do to prevent tragedies of this nature from occurring in the future. The Parents Against Bullying are raising awareness on the topic of respecting one another, and that's a message that we believe needs to be reinforced at school, at home, and throughout our community. We are blessed to live in a community that that cares so deeply for its children, and we are committed to continuing dialogue on this issue and taking necessary measures to ensure the safety and security of all McKinney ISD students.
About McKinney ISD
One of the fastest growing school districts in Texas, the McKinney Independent School District currently enrolls more than 24,750 students in 20 elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools, four alternative schools and one early childhood education school. The mission of McKinney ISD, the champion for progressive learning throughout the diverse McKinney community, is to inspire and equip all students to explore, develop and express their unique potential as innovators, critical thinkers and collaborators through challenging, engaging and diverse learning experiences in vital partnership with the community. Visit the district's website at mckinneyisd.net.