Killeen Independent School District counselors are working with a student whose parent was involved in Wednesday's Fort Hood shooting that resulted in four deaths and 16 injuries.

The child attends school in Killeen, and the name of the parent was not released.

All students at KISD today have access to immediate counseling if needed, officials said.

“The counselors, in coordination with the teachers and administration, are monitoring students’ emotional well-being throughout the day,” said Diana Miller, Killeen ISD assistant superintendent. “If there is a need for a student, then that student is supported individually. We’ll pull the student and work with the student as it’s needed”

If there is an overwhelming need to counsel students at a particular campus, and that campus doesn’t have enough counselors on staff to accommodate the need, Miller said the district will activate its crisis team and send it to the school.

As of Thursday afternoon, the district has not activated the team, which is comprised of counselors who are trained to assist students affected by crisis situations.

Contact Sarah Rafique at srafique@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7553. Follow her on Twitter at SarahRafique.

I'm the education reporter at the Killeen Daily Herald. Follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SarahRafique

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