CCISD security

Galveston County Sgt. Charles Cook looks at the security footage being taped in a school at the Clear Creek Independent School District administration building in League City on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. The school district’s board of trustees on Monday approved several new security measures, including hiring 30 new positions, revising the dress code and conducting more shooting drills at campuses.

Despite a last-ditch effort, including a petition with almost 1,900 signatures, parents of students attending Clear Creek Independent School District were unable this week to persuade officials to approve installing metal detectors at schools. But they vowed to continue the fight.

The school district’s board of trustees on Monday approved several new measures, including hiring 30 new positions, revising the dress code and conducting more shooting drills to increase campus security, but some parents were disappointed metal detectors weren’t among the new security measures, they said.

Matt deGrood: 409-683-5230; matt.degrood@galvnews.com

(5) comments

Ron Shelby

Sorry, but that was a really dumb decision. Officials voted to increase shooter drills, which will definitely increase student anxiety given the recent Santa Fe shooting, without applying a solution that could reduce that anxiety spike.

Carlos Ponce

"a solution that could reduce that anxiety spike"
Would having students pass through metal detectors "reduce that anxiety spike"? Check with the students of Santa Fe after a few weeks of daily screenings to see if there is a decrease in anxiety.
Students are your best resource. Form a "think tank" of students that does not just include your NHS members, athletes, cheerleaders - students who "like" school. You don't want a panel filled with "Patty Simcox" types. Ask them if you really wanted to bring a weapon on campus or harm somebody, how would you do it even with the presence of metal detectors. You have to remember a campus is not just the building. Metal detectors may prevent someone from bringing a weapon into the building but not the buses that bring the students to school, not the school yard or play ground, not the stadium, not the parking lot. But you cannot get paranoid about it. Just be observant and report something out of sync.
There were indications that the Santa Fe shooter was troubled. Start with that.

Gary Scoggin

Some good advice there, Carlos.

David Schuler

Don't give up, parents! You'll have a chance to bring this up every time another student is killed. In the mean time, I'm certain that armed guards, feel-good school counselors and active shooter drills will make CCISD students feel just as secure and protected as the "duck and cover" nuclear bomb drills made us feel during the Cold War.

George Croix

The hurrier we go, the behinder we get.....

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