Arlington, Texas District Looking at Security Measures

Monday, April 22, 2013

Arlington school board members say they have no desire for teachers to bring concealed guns to class and instead are focusing on measures such as new surveillance cameras and door buzzers to improve security at elementary schools.

School districts across the state have reviewed their security systems and how to protect employees and students since December, when a man armed with a military-style assault rifle shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and killed 20 children and six adults.

While the Arlington school board itself has not taken an official stance, individual members say they don't believe arming teachers or putting a uniformed police officer inside each of the district's 51 elementary campuses is a necessary security measure.

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