‘Hardening’ Schools Won’t Keep Kids Safe, Police Officials Tell Senators

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Police officials say placing more officers in schools would be a better option.

By Claire McInernyJune 12, 2018 9:30 am, , , ,

From KUT:

A group of law enforcement officers told Texas senators today that they don’t think the governor’s plan to “harden” schools is the best way to keep students safe.

“Give us more campus officers,” Joe Curiel, police chief for San Antonio Independent School District Police Department, told the Senate Select Committee on Violence in Schools and School Security.

The committee was set up after Gov. Greg Abbott released a plan for how to make Texas’ schools safer. The recommendations came from three days of roundtable discussions following the school shooting in Santa Fe.

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