KATY – Once again, a deadly start to the school day. Only this time, it has nothing to do with the students. Valerie Robinson, a cafeteria worker at Tompkins High School in Katy, was shot as she arrived for work early Friday morning.
Deputies say Robinson’s estranged husband, Gregory, pulled the trigger, and then fled to his home in Brookshire.
Valerie was rushed to the hospital, where she died.
“Very upsetting, very sad for us today to learn that something like this has happened to one of our own,” said Steve Stanford, public information officer for Katy ISD.
Thankfully, no one else was hurt, but parents were allowed to pick up their children from school.
When deputies arrived at the couple’s home in Brookshire, they found Gregory had barricaded himself inside. The standoff lasted a few hours.
“Waller County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team arrived here on scene, made entry to the house, found the suspect in the front bedroom deceased with one fatal shot to the head,” said Sergeant John Sampa.
Deputies found a .22 rifle at the scene.