Jackson County School Board to discuss security measures

Due to the school shooting in Texas, members of the Jackson County School District plan to hold a meeting tomorrow to discuss future plans regarding security.

Superintendent John Strycker tells News 25 the meeting will focus on what the district can do more of to keep students as safe as possible.

They will discuss topics such as increasing security and working more with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.

As of today, the school district commits about $250,000 a year to security which goes toward hiring armed officers from a private company to secure buildings, school resource officers from the local sheriff’s department, and creating other security measures for the schools. “We’re all in shock right now, and so we are meeting as an administrative team tomorrow to discuss it; but again, when you’re in shock on a situation, you need to let that die down a little bit before you make specific plans.”

News 25 reached out to several other school districts to hear if they have any plans moving forward and have yet to hear back from them.

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