New Braunfels ISD issues safety notice to parents

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Assistant News Editor

Police presence will be increased during New Braunfels High School’s band practices in the coming days after shots were fired.

A series of pops were heard by faculty and students at the Sept. 22 marching band practice. According to a letter sent home to parents by Superintendent Randy Moczygemba, the incident resulted in two students being struck by items belonging to either a BB gun or a pellet gun.

Moczygemba said the shooting occurred at approximately 7:20 p.m. in the band practice parking lot. The situation resulted in minor injuries for the students who were struck, but no medical attention was necessary.

The New Braunfels Police Department will increase its presence at band practices in the coming days, according to the letter.

“The safety of our students and staff is our number one priority and we will continue to work closely with NBPD during this investigation,” Moczygemba stated in the letter. 

Mocyzgemba stated NBPD is investigating the case as an assault causing bodily injury and following up on all leads.

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