JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Terry Parker High School principal spoke at a briefing Friday night after a teen was shot outside a school football game.
The shooting happened four minutes before the end of a football game played at Terry Parker High School. Terry Parker was playing Ribault High School.
Principal Megan Pardue said, "My heart goes out to the family of the victim, first of all. Second of all, I think about my students, my players. I think about all the hard work we do here every day at Terry Parker."
"I want to make sure that what happened tonight doesn’t impact the culture at my school. We are Terry Parker, home of the Braves, and I have students every day wearing Terry Parker shirts throughout the community, throughout the school year -- proud to be a Brave. And I just don’t want that to change." Pardue said.
Pardue said on Monday the school will be providing crisis so that there is enough support on campus for its students.
She said that the school will need to make sure it has a lot of conversations and that she is prepared for that. She said that she has the support of the school district.
Pardue said to the parents of Terry Parker students, "Thank you for your support in this event. I think that it's tragic. I think that we’re going to get through it as a family -- home of the Braves. And if you could please continue to trust what we are doing here at Terry Parker. I appreciate everybody’s support, and I ask you to continue to support Terry Parker."
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