WEATHERFORD -- Weatherford High School students are mourning the loss of one of their own.

Football player Brennan Weikel, 17, was killed while hunting feral hogs with his family Monday morning in Wise County, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said.

The Weatherford football Twitter page announced the news via Principal Kristy Dowd in a post that read:

"Gone but never forgotten. Thank you #39 RIP."

"Our hearts are that saddened Brennan Weikel, a senior at Weatherford High School was killed in a hunting accident yesterday morning while with his family," the school district said in a statement. "Brennan was a quiet and kind young man that played football for WHS. Our thoughts and prayers are with Brennan's family."

Support will be put in place on campus before students return from Spring Break, Dowd said.