GRANBURY (CBSDFW.COM) – Parents of Granbury High School students pushed for a higher level of security at a school board meeting Monday night, after rumors of a threat of a shooting caused fear among students.
Six Granbury police officers patrolled the school today, but for some it wasn’t enough to allow their children back at school.
“Until further security precautions are made permanent I will continue to stay home,” said Adriana Booth, a senior at Granbury High School. “I just don’t feel safe.”
But permanent solutions aren’t likely to happen anytime soon. Budget contraints took school resource officers, or SRO’s, out of schools years ago but parents are now pushing to bring the program back.
“After the tragic events that have unfolded in Connecticut and recent threats within our own school district, please reinstate the SRO program on an emergency basis,” said Dan White, a concerned parent. “A few good metal detectors and some common sense behavior observation would go a long way to creating a more security environment for our students.”
His words drew applause from hundreds of parents who packed into the Granbury ISD administration building.
It was not on the agenda, so by law, the school board could not discuss the concerns of the parents.
Instead, board member Micky Shearon read a statement to assure parents that their kids are safe.
“There still has not been any specific confirmed threat that has led police to make any arrests or file any charges,” he said.
But some students said they’re afraid the threat could become reality.
Others, however said the rumor mill has spun out of the control.
“I feel Granbury High School is a very safe environment,” said Aubrey Reinhardt, who is a senior at Granbury High School. “I think what has happened here though, the whole Connecticut thing has really blown it out of proportion.”
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