Lubbock ISD considering arming school faculty

Lubbock ISD considering arming school faculty

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

In light of frequent school shootings and increasing questions about how to keep students safe in today's day in age, Lubbock ISD is taking precautions.

The school district is now looking into the idea of arming school personnel.

On Tuesday night, the district invited parents to share their thoughts at Estacado high school.

This is the first of several meetings to inform parents about both the School Marshal and Guardian programs, which establish standards and guidelines for districts in the state of Texas to allow school faculty to carry weapons on school grounds. 

Over the last year, several new preventative safety measures have been implemented.

These include a new "Standard Response Protocol", the use of a new app to report threats anonymously and keeping classroom doors locked at all times. 

"I know we are here to educate students, reading, math, science, social studies, we are absolutely going to do that. But if students do not feel safe, if the environment is not healthy, then that learning is for naught," Dr. Kathy Rollo, the superintendent of Lubbock ISD schools, said. 


All community safety meetings are open to the public and will take place every first Tuesday of the month, until April, at 6:30 p.m. 

  • Coronado high on January 7, 2020 
  • Monterey high school on February 4, 2020
  • Lubbock high school on March 3, 2020
  • Irons middle school on April 7, 2020

 

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