Students Return to Santa Fe High School, New Security Measures
Santa Fe High details boosted security measures following on-campus shooting last May.
- By Sydny Shepard
- August 21, 2018
Students of Santa Fe High School have returned to campus for the 2018-2019 academic year following the mass shooting on campus that left eight students and two teachers dead. Among the students are new security measures, trained security staff and new technology to aid in the safety of students.
Officials spent the summer hiring more resource officers, outfitting the school's front vestibule with bulletproof glass and installing nine metal detectors at entrances. At a school board meeting, the district detailed other steps they've taken, including installing more security cameras, beefing up anti-bullying measures and monitoring social media for signs of planned attacks.
“Obviously there has been a tremendous amount of work that has taken place to prepare for starting school next week,” school board president Rusty Norman said. “There is a tremendous amount of things still to be done.”
Additional security and safety measures include automatic electronic door locks, with all doors locking from both the inside and the outside, armed security officers and the hiring trauma counselors.
Sydny Shepard is the Executive Editor of Campus Security & Life Safety.