Austin, Texas (AP) — State Authorities Thursday , Ordered local school districts throughout Texas to audit and fix school security flaws before the start of the next school year.
The Texas Education Agency has issued a directive requiring districts to "support the safety and security of public schools." State legislators are targeting school safety and mental health issues without further restricting access to firearms.
TEA's orders specifically address how safe each school's external doors are using weekly external door sweeps to ensure they are closed and locked. is. The directive has been more than a month since an 18-year-old shooter entered the unlocked door of Yuvarde Elementary School and shot and killed 19 children and two teachers. The
district also needs to review multi-hazard emergency operations and active threat plans. All campus staff, agents, and district threat assessment teams need to be trained in emergency procedures. All mandatory training for the academic year must be scheduled before the academic year.
Next, district officials must complete and submit the investigation to the Texas School Safety Center by September 9 to prove that the action of the directive has been completed.
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