Christ the King pastor the Rev. Rick Stansberry was out of town at the time of the accident, but was notified and immediately changed his travel plans to be in Oklahoma City by Tuesday afternoon.
“The Dolan family are dear to the parish of Christ the King,” Stansberry said. “We will walk with them in their grief and do whatever we can to support them through this difficult ordeal.”
The school notified parents and guardians about the accident and offered them the option to pick up their children from school.
A steady stream of cars drove through the student pick-up area before noon Tuesday as parents arrived to take children home.
Parents could be seen hugging their children and holding their hands.
Nicole Bauske, 34, arrived to pick up her 4-year-old daughter for the day. She said she saw the emergency vehicles arrive when Quaid was run over.
“I think everybody is just really upset,” Bauske said.
Counselors from the St. Joseph Counseling Center at Catholic Charities are available to anyone who might need to speak with them, including to those children who witnessed the accident, church officials said.
Cris Carter, associate superintendent of Catholic schools for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, said in a statement that she spoke to the family.
“This is an occasion of great sorrow for all of us,” Carter said. “My heart breaks for the family, whom we love and appreciate so dearly. Our support and prayers are with them and with the school and parish community, even as we grieve alongside them.”