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CCISD steps up security

Posted: 6:25 PM, May 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-21 19:25:59-04

C.C.I.S.D has stepped up security after the school shooting in Sante Fe last Friday.

Two additional people at each of the district’s high schools are on the watch for anything suspicious for the last week of school.

One of the things security keeps an eye on is the entrances and exits.

But when a school has too many points of entry, it can make catching someone or something suspicious going in and out of a school harder to spot.

Vestibules refer to the two sets of double doors at the entrance of a school, requiring visitors to show their identification to the person at the desk before they are buzzed into the building.

Moody got vestibules for this school year. Veterans was built with that upgrade. Ray also has the measure in place. King has a side entrance that has been modified for safety and Carroll has a fence in place to keep the wing campus from unauthorized persons as well as it’s own secure front entrance.

Miller is about to undergo a big change that will include several safety features.

The entrance of the school will be rebuilt. That will include a school district police office, vestibule entrance and portables will be eliminated to make the classrooms safer.

Those are all safety measures the Lt. Governor has called for.

"There are too many entrances and too many exits to our more than 8,000 campuses in Texas.," said Lt Governor Dan Patrick.

"They’re going to close Battlin’ Buc and build an entirely new storefront. It’s going to be unrecognizable," said CCISD Police Chief Kirby Warnke.

Over the summer, construction crews will make security and other upgrades to Carroll and Miller.