Students, faculty, and staff of Red River High are mourning the death of one of their students. He died following a shooting late Wednesday afternoon.
Principal J.C. Dickey expressed the school’s shock and sorrow:
“Never in my time of education have I lost a student in this way. I am completely heart broken and still in shock over the loss of Kier Jackson. Everyone here at RRHS is grieving and mourning over one of our beloved seniors. Kier came to us half way through his sophomore year and immediately became a Bulldog. Kier always had a smile on his face and a joke coming out of his mouth. This year Kier was set to graduate from Red River High and start the next portion of his life’s journey. I personally have loved getting to know Kier these last few years. Every day I would look forward to seeing him, talking with him, and loved joking with him. He had an amazing smile and a personality that was infectious.
“As we all grieve and mourn this loss, we have set up several counseling spots across campus using our own school counselors and other counselors from other schools in our parish. We will continue to reach out to our students, faculty, and staff to make sure we provide them the resources they need to get through this terrible tragedy.”