Mayor's Office Press Release

Mayor Turner's Statement on Bellaire High School Shooting
The mayor extends his condolences to the student's family and Houston ISD

January 14, 2020 -- "As a city, we are both shocked and heartbroken that a 16-year-old student at Bellaire High School was shot and killed on campus Tuesday afternoon.

"A learning environment is the last place where young people should feel unsafe and in fear of their lives. Yet gun violence continues to disrupt schools and destroy families across the country.

"I extend my deepest condolences to the young man’s loved ones and to all students, teachers and staff at Bellaire High school.

"Earlier this evening, I spoke with students who serve on the Mayor’s Youth Council during a meeting which was previously scheduled.

"As I said to them, I will continue to work with elected officials at the state and federal level, along with advocacy groups and all people who are ready to enact laws to protect our children."