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Wunderlich Int. – 11/19/2020

Wunderlich Int. – 11/19/2020

Dear Wunderlich Families, 

It is with great sadness that I share with you that we have lost a member of our Wunderlich Family. Teacher Erick “Matthew” Smith passed away after being found unresponsive by students on campus this afternoon. The cause of death is unknown at this time. We extend our deepest sympathies to Mr. Smith’s family.

This loss may raise many emotions, concerns, and questions. The Klein ISD Critical Incident Response Team will be on campus tomorrow and will continue to be available for any student and staff member in need of support.  

The passing of this beloved educator touches the hearts of many of our community members, and you may wish to help the family in their time of need. At this time, we are respecting the family’s privacy and time to grieve. If there is something we can do to assist the family as a Wunderlich community, we will communicate that information to you.

Should you wish to share this information with your student, the Klein ISD Guidance and Counseling Department has provided some suggestions that may prove helpful to you as you discuss death. You can find this information on our website at

We will continue to have support available to help our students and staff in the coming days. Please contact the school office during normal business hours at (832) 249-5200 if you feel your child is in need of additional assistance. 

If you or your student need immediate assistance, please contact the Klein ISD Police Department (832-249-4266) or use the Keep Klein Safe anonymous reporting tool to send us information:

We are deeply saddened by this loss and will make every effort to continue to look after and care for one another.


Clay Huggins
Wunderlich Principal



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