Fridays school shooting is prompting a ripple effect of heightened awareness at Lubbock Cooper ISD. Administrators informed all principals and stationed a school district police officer at each campus.
This response is a normal procedure for Cooper schools whenever and wherever an event like this occurs.
A spokeswoman for the district said the extra security presence is intended to ensure the safety of students and faculty.
Lubbock ISD on high alert and heightened safety as well.
LISD Spokesperson, Nancy Sharp, said this year, surveillance cameras and controlled entrance access was installed on all campuses. She said the staff is also trained to be alert for suspicious behavior.
"When people come into the campus they have to check into the office. our campuses are trained to look for ID badges that we wear," Sharp said. "If someone doesn't have a visitors badge or an ID badge they know to stop that person, find out what they are doing and direct them appropriately."
Sharp said if parents are having trouble, or would like tips, on how to talk to their children about this they can visit the LISD website here.