UPDATE: Texas school district where 10 fatally shot adds policeRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jun 07 2018 7:34 PM
IN ALABAMA, THOSE “IN CHARGE” PROTECT THEMSELVES
AND SAY THE HELL WITH THE SCHOOLS
DON’T BELIEVE ME?
GO TO THE STATEHOUSE, COURTHOUSE, MUNICIPAL COURT, OR MUNICIPAL COMMISSION MEETINGS AND SEE
SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Texas school district where eight students and two teachers were fatally shot last month has implemented security measures increasing the number of police officers and guards on campuses.
The Santa Fe Independent School District said the increased security presence began Wednesday at the district's four schools southeast of Houston.
A district spokeswoman on Thursday didn't specify just how many additional police officers and security guards are planned or what the cost may be. The U.S. Education Department last week announced that the district will receive a $1 million federal grant, and Gov. Greg Abbott has said the state will have access to nearly $70 million in federal and state grants for school security measures he wants implemented.
Officials also want to hire more counselors to identify Santa Fe students exhibiting signs of mental health disorders, while flagging other students who appear prone to violence. The steps introduced in Santa Fe align with recommendations Abbott has made following a series of recent roundtable discussions he held on school shootings.