FORT WORTH, TX – On the morning of October 11th, a Fort Worth ISD employee was shot and killed in the parking lot of David K. Sellars Elementary School in Forest Hill. The Forest Hill police were alerted to the scene just before 7 a.m., where they discovered a woman, later identified as a school employee, with multiple gunshot wounds. Despite their life-saving efforts, she was pronounced dead after being transported to John Peter Smith Hospital. Her identity remains undisclosed.
Preliminary investigations suggest that the victim was engaged in a conversation with an individual in another vehicle upon her arrival at work, indicating a possible connection between her and the assailant.
Following the shooting, law enforcement identified the suspect, who fled the scene in a silver Chevrolet Impala. The vehicle was later located unoccupied in Fort Worth and has been impounded. Administrative staff from FWISD were briefed on the incident and decided to continue school operations as they believed the suspect was no longer in the vicinity.
In response to the tragedy, the district issued a statement expressing condolences to the victim’s family and acknowledging her dedication to the school community, where she had made a profound impact on both students and staff.
The incident has shaken the local community, with concerned parents and grandparents expressing worry about the school’s security measures, especially since the shooting occurred just minutes before students were set to arrive for breakfast.
Forest Hill Mayor Stephanie Boardingham expressed her condolences and emphasized the need for community solidarity to prevent such tragedies in the future.
Law enforcement is actively seeking information about the incident and encourages anyone with details to contact the Forest Hill Police Department.