Security for San Antonio school districts: Who is protecting our children and how are they skilled?
We wished to know, because it stands, how are different districts protecting our children and academics? We realized, not everybody is protected the identical.
SAN ANTONIO — Survivors of the Robb Elementary School capturing that killed 19 children and 2 academics are pleading to lawmakers for change, together with extra safety at faculties.
With questions surrounding safety in Uvalde, KENS5 broadened the scope, with a take a look at all school districts in San Antonio, elevating the question of who is protecting the scholars and how are they skilled.
“I told her that we need help and to send the police,” a survivor, Miah Cerillo stated in a video testimony to Congress Wednesday.
As the grim particulars of what occurred inside Robb Elementary School two weeks in the past emerge, the world is listening to immediately from college students. ‘Safer’ is the message.
“[I want to] have security,” Cerillo stated. “I don’t want it to happen again.”
KENS5 wished to know, because it stands, how are different districts protecting our children and academics? We realized, not everybody is protected the identical.
Northeast Independent School District is among the many districts with its personal police drive.
The district is made up of 60,000 college students throughout 70 campuses, a spokesperson informed KENS5.
Its police drive is comprised of 70 officers at full staffing, led by Police Chief Wally McCampbell.
The officers are endure 40 hours of the state mandated TCOLE coaching each two years, an lively shooter course and Stop the Bleed coaching.
Harlandale Independent School District’s police drive encompasses 26 officers, led by Police Chief Adolfo Hernandez, protecting 11,000 college students throughout 23 campuses.
A spokesperson for the district confirmed 4 of the district officers nonetheless want Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training, often known as ALERRT coaching, the identical coaching Gov. Greg Abbott requested all Texas school district endure Monday.
Alamo Heights Independent School District makes use of school useful resource officers, or SRO, for safety.
The useful resource officers are Alamo Heights cops, a spokesperson for the district stated however didn’t elaborate on any further lively shooter coaching.
Alamo Heights ISD has 4,800 college students all through 5 campuses.
Both Lackland Independent School District and Fort Sam Houston Independent School District informed KENS5 the districts depend on navy base forces as their safety.
“There is a value to having a school-based police officer, whether that’s a school resource officer or a district police officer to be the first responder,” President of National School Safety and Security Services, Ken Trump stated.
Trump elaborated by saying there are layers to safety, including that districts not solely must be staffed and skilled, but additionally ready.
“The question often arises whether or not they have the skill set the training the experience to handle major crime,” Trump stated. “There is a difference between being trained and implementing that training.”
The significance of constructing positive your academics and employees are as nicely skilled was careworn by Trump too, urging districts to not put the right coaching with the right time on the again burner.
KENS reached out to 19 San Antonio school districts. Check again for extra updates as district officers reply.