Questions remain unanswered in deaths of coach and teacher

April 4, 2011 1:37:28 PM PDT
Counselors will be in place Monday at George Ranch High School for students and faculty mourning the loss of the head football coach and another educator.

They were among three people found shot to death Friday at a hotel in Rosenberg.

Parents and students said Sunday they're stunned by the shooting, and they're unsure of what things will be like when they return to campus.

There is a growing memorial outside the field house behind George Ranch High. Students and teachers met Sunday to talk about how to move forward. Grief counselors will be on hand Monday at to help students deal with their sadness.

I expect a lot of crying a lot of people will be really upset and stuff," student Ashley Veazey said. "It's gonna be tough."

It will be the first day back without coach and athletic coordinator Trevor White, and instructional coordinator Destiny Pickett. Both were shot and killed in an apparent double murder-suicide at a Rosenberg hotel on Friday.

"I cannot believe this," one student said. "I can't believe it

White's body was found inside the hotel room.

"Everybody loved him. Even the ones that weren't in any sports, because he helped us," another student said.

Police found the bodies of Pickett and her estranged husband, Clifford, just outside that same room.

Police refuse to say yet what might have motivated the shootings. They say they are pursuing no suspects.

Parents at George Ranch High hope they can help students with the wide range of emotions this case likely will elicit.

"What kind of questions are they gonna have? What's going to be in their psyche?" questioned parent Mark Sorrel.

According to court documents, Destiny Pickett filed for divorce in February. According to the most recent filing, the couple was to continue living in their Pecan Grove home until the divorce was final, despite what clearly had become a contentious relationship.

The same documents indicate the Picketts had two children, ages 12 and nine. Family says their grandparents are now caring for them.

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