WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Southern Methodist University is trying to restore the peace after backing out of a commitment to honor a fallen officer.
Sgt. Michael Smith was killed during the July ambush sniper attack. His daughter plays volleyball at Newman Smith High School in Carrollton. Recently, the SMU Women's Volleyball team extended an invitation for her to make an honorary first serve at Saturday's game.
She received an email that read in part "in light of recent events and diversity within the SMU community, that the demonstration could be deemed insensitive."
Due to the outpouring of support on social media, SMU apologized and made the offer once again. She has declined to do so.
An SMU spokesman blamed it on poor communication.