SANTA FE (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A school board near Houston has approved spending $170,000 for police body cameras and a new camera system for 20 buses following May gunfire that claimed 10 lives.
The Galveston County Daily News reports trustees of the Santa Fe Independent School District also approved buying a monitoring system so parents and officials can track school bus locations via GPS.
Investigators say 10 children and educators were killed and 13 wounded in the May 18 shootings at Santa Fe High School. A teenage suspect remains jailed facing capital murder and other charges.
The school board in July approved at least $1.5 million for increased security. People attending Monday night’s meeting had to go through a new metal detector at the board room as part of security upgrades. Also on the list for security upgrades: new door locks, a lobby security vestibule and a new alarm system.