North Texas School Security Being Evaluated
DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – North Texas parents and students may see more police officers near school campuses following last Friday’s mass shooting inside an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
School districts in the Dallas/Fort Worth area say they are talking to one another about security measures and sharing information.
The Dallas Independent School District has its own police force and Chief Craig Miller said officials are evaluating whether to place an officer on elementary school campuses. The DISD already has a police officer on every middle school and high school campus.
“As the days unfold we’re going to learn more and more about what took place and why it happened and how it happened,” Chief Miller said at a press conference on Friday. “I think as a result… we’ll be able to tweak our plans to make them better and be better prepared.”
Chief Miller said DISD police train for emergencies such as weather-related events and the possibility of an active school shooter. According to the Chief, every campus has an emergency plan, and school leaders and teachers are regularly briefed on those procedures, but the district is re-evaluating security measures.
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