Updated May 25 at 12:40 p.m.

In response to the mass shooting in Uvalde CISD, Hays CISD Superintendent Eric Wright issued a statement to parents about safety and security within the district.

"I share with you, our friends and neighbors in Uvalde and people all over the world, the incredible sorrow and abject anger that this could and did happen again. I don’t know if we will ever truly understand what could possibly make someone want to kill innocent children and at a place that is supposed to bring them great joy and excitement," Wright wrote in the statement.

At the end of the statement, Wright included various links about the safety and security department as well as resources, such as the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the Hays HopeLine, where students and parents can report issues and mental health crisis episodes.

Wright also noted that newer campuses that have been built since the 2014 bond's passage are constructed so people cannot enter the school building without being buzzed in first, and visitors must present and wear an ID badge on campuses. The district also has a program to install bullet-resistant film over the windows within all campuses.

There are also upgraded security cameras throughout the district that are higher resolution that can be accessed remotely by law enforcement.

As of now, it appears classes will be held as scheduled through the end of the year May 26.

Posted May 25 at 9:03 a.m.

San Marcos CISD Superintendent Michael Cardona issued a statement to parents the evening of May 24 following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde CISD. The shooting claimed the lives of 19 children and two adults two days before the end of the school year.

At a press conference, UCISD Chief of Police Pete Arredondo said the suspect is deceased, and authorities are not looking for any other individual.

"Our community has experienced a terrible tragedy. We must come together to console one another and respect the privacy of the families. Please keep all families in your prayers," said Anne Marie Espinoza, UCISD executive director of communications and marketing, in a statement.

The last two days of school, through May 26, will continue as scheduled at SMCISD, according to the statement issued by Cardona.

"We want to reassure our [SMCISD] community that police presence at our schools will be on high alert during the last few days of school," Cardona said. "SMCISD will not tolerate any behavior that may lead us to believe that there is a threat to our students and staff."

The district encourages students, families and community members to share safety concerns through the Rattler tip line.