BCSO to hold 2 neighborhood safety meetings for Northside and Southwest ISDs

Deputies say THC vape pens are linked to recent uptick in violent crime in the area.

SAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office and the Northside Independent School District hosted a neighborhood safety meeting for residents living in the Alamo Ranch area on Thursday, March 23.

Sheriff Javier Salazar and several BCSO deputies providef updates on crime occurring in the Alamo Ranch area in addition to an educational presentation on the dangers associated with THC vape pens.

A press release from BCSO states that THC vape pens are believed to be the root of a recent uptick in violent crime in the area.

Northside Independent School District officials also provided an update on recently implemented school improvements to help ensure student safety.

Thursday’s meeting will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Bennie L. Cole Elementary, located at 13185 Tillman Ridge.

As part of the newly implemented School Safety Task Force, the same style of neighborhood safety meeting will be held for families of the Southwest Independent School District on Monday, March 27 at Southwest High School, located at 11914 Dragon Lane, according to the press release.

Residents who witness any suspicious activity are asked to contact the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office at BCSOTIPS@bexar.org or dial 9-1-1 for emergencies.

Find out what parents had to say in our Nightbeat coverage in the video player above.

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