The nineteen year old University of Texas at Austin math major who officials say opened fire on campus today before turning the gun on himself, graduated from AISD's Crockett High School last year.
The Principal of Crockett High, Craig Shapiro, Shas released the following statement:
All of us in the Crockett High School community are shocked and saddened by today’s tragedy at the University of Texas. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Colton Tooley.
Colton, a 2009 Crockett graduate, was an excellent student, who excelled in every subject, and was ranked 7th in his class. His teachers recall him with words such as “brilliant,” “meticulous,” and “respectful.”
Crockett High School will have additional counselors on campus, beginning Wednesday, to assist students and staff who request their services.
I respectfully request that the news media refrain from coming on to the Crockett campus, and attempting to speak with students or staff. These have been two difficult weeks for our community, with the loss of Colton, and the death of student James Hinojosa in the train accident last week. Our school needs time to heal from our losses.