Spring ISD: 7 students have withdrawn from Spring HS

Attendance was at about 85 percent Tuesday

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Spring ISD Police Chief Victor Mitchell watches as staff check students in through metal detectors.

SPRING - A third metal detector has been added to one of Spring High School's entrances nearly one week after a student was stabbed to death.

On Monday, students were met by a heavy police presence as they returned to class for the first time since 17-year-old Joshua Broussard was killed in the school's cafeteria. About 60 percent of the school's total enrollment attended classes. 

Total enrollment for Spring High is 3,062, according to district numbers. Officials said seven students have been officially withdrawn since the stabbing on Sept. 4.

On Tuesday, Spring ISD said attendance rebounded to nearly 85 percent. A new new metal detector was also put in place.

Students and faculty must now enter the building through two entrances.

Concerned parents will gather at the Spring ISD board meeting Tuesday night.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. and is being held at the Gordon M. Anderson Leadership Center off Ella Boulevard.

The Spring Lion football game vs. the Dekaney Wildcats has been rescheduled from Friday night to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. There will be heightened law enforcement presence at the game, including the Spring ISD Police Department and the Harris County Sheriff's Department.

Metal detectors have been used for at least 15 years at public entrances to varsity football games.

The district is also holding a series of parent meetings on school safety and security. Officials said meeting registrations are filling up quickly. Parents may register online or call 281-891-7000.

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