Days after a teenager committed suicide at a North Austin high school, grief counselors are helping students move forward.
Lanier High School re opened the day after Tuesday's incident. The death has a lot of people talking, and an entire campus of students dealing with something that's hard to make sense of.
"For these kids in particular, it's just really coming together as a family at Lanier, and as a district to make sure all of these guys are supported,” Lanier High counselor Evoni Calvow said. “A lot of students are in shock. It's hard for them to get through this, but we're working together to make sure that we get everybody, and make sure that they have the long term support that they need in light of this."
A lingering question after the shooting is how this student brought a gun on campus.
AISD schools do not have metal detectors, and police say campuses are designed to be schools, not prisons.
"They're built in a way that's inviting and open to students and parents, so they have multiple points,” AISD Police Chief Eric Mendez said. “So we do the best that we can do ensure the safety of every student every day, and our staff and our visitors."
The easiest way to get help is a local suicide hotline, at (512) 472-HELP.