Texans Urged To Wear Purple On Monday To Honor 11-Year-Old Student

SAN MARCOS, Texas — The 11-year-old Goodnight Middle School student who was struck and killed on Friday in San Marcos is being remembered on Monday by Central Texas school districts, who are urging the local population to wear purple.

While the student was being dropped off in the morning, a car struck him in the parking lot. According to San Marcos PD, the car’s driver has been identified, and no charges are anticipated.

Texans Urged To Wear Purple On Monday To Honor 11-Year-Old Student

People are encouraged to wear purple on Monday according to several Central Texas school districts. San Marcos CISD’s school color is purple.

“Lockhart ISD is holding the community of Goodnight Middle School and San Marcos CISD in our hearts during this difficult time,” In a statement on social media, Lockhart ISD stated. “Please join us in showing a LockHeart for Goodnight Middle School by wearing purple on Monday, February 27.”

In a social media message published on Sunday, Luling ISD also showed its support.

“Luling ISD is holding the San Marcos school community in our thoughts and prayers,” it said. “Please join us in our heartfelt show of support for our neighbors at Goodnight Middle School by wearing PURPLE on Monday, 2/27.”

The community was also asked to wear purple by Hays CISD schools, including as Hays High School and Pfluger Elementary.

Hays County Crime Stoppers also urged everyone who wants to express support for the family, pupils, and staff of Goodnight Middle School to wear purple outside of school districts. The San Marcos neighbourhood gathered on Saturday for a prayer service as families shared their sorrow.

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“Dr. Cardona, our superintendent, told us that he didn’t have words for this, and none of us have words for this but know that our school district and our community is strong,” Mari Salmi, San Marcos ISD board member, told KVUE.

Judge Ruben Becerra of Hays County tweeted about the event, saying that “the tragedy at Goodnight Middle School has broken our hearts and shaken our community. We pray for the parents, the teachers, the students, the witnesses, and for our 11-year-old angel.”

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