Lubbock-Cooper, LISD heighten awareness in wake of shooting

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Updated: 12/14/2012 9:08 pm
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.

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Liberty Seeker - 12/15/2012 8:58 AM
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I guess that it is time to close the campuses (especially at lunch - this includes staff as well - staff & students should wait in the same lines in the cafeteria - the teachers can help watch the kids). Relatives of employees might be able to manufacture counterfeit identification badges, subsequently, those with employee identification badges would have to be screened as intensely as those with student IDs. If the shooter used his mother's guns, then we need to make sure that ALL teachers (and others paid by tax dollars) keep proper trigger locks on their guns at all times. If the employee has children, and the inspection reveals an unsecured firearm, the employee should forfeit government employment and benefits. If they don't want their homes searched at random times, they should resign from the taxpayer's payroll, & work for the private sector. . . Affiliates of ABC, CBS and FOX initially mentioned a second gunman, subsequently, those who appear to be "remote" or those who appear with others are equally suspicious. . . Remember, uniforms and badges can also be counterfeited or stolen. Bring back the days where cops regularly walked a beat, and he was part of the neighborhood. Crime within and near the schools would drop drastically.
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