Local school districts examine safety policy
Connecticut school shooting prompts safety review across area
SAN ANTONIO - Comal Independent School District Superintendent Andrew Kim walked the halls of one of his elementary schools Monday, the tragic events in Newtown, Conn., not far from his mind.
"We're just reviewing our assessments of all our campuses and their safety procedures to make sure no improvements are needed," said Kim, adding that if any shortcomings are found, they will be fixed immediately.
It's a walk being taken by administrators and law enforcement personnel throughout the area after 27 people were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday.
"We consistently do drills covering everything from shootings to bomb threats," said Aubrey Chancellor, spokeswoman for North East Independent School District.
Chancellor added that all staff are required to receive outside training as well, including watching a state-produced video about critical actions that should be taken in the first minutes of an active-shooter situation.
Kim said his district relies heavily on technology for safety as well, highlighting security cameras whose real-time feeds can be pulled up on iPads by district officials and local law enforcement.
"It's all about making sure the right resources are aligned to keep our children safe," said Kim.
San Antonio, Northside, Judson and several school districts in the area have released similar statements in recent days about reviewing their existing safety protocols.
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