Carroll ISD leaders will implement new safety initiatives at district campuses, including placing an additional security resource officer at each high school, installing protected glass and investing in video intercoms at schools, according to a Thursday news release. Other changes will not be made public for security purposes.
These efforts are the results of a collaboration with the city of Southlake in a joint school safety taskforce, which included city council members, school board members, CISD Superintendent David Faltys and law enforcement professionals, according to the news release. The Southlake Crime Control and Prevention District pledged $550,000 to fund these improvements.
“Once implemented, some of the changes will be easy to see when you visit the schools,” Southlake Police Chief James Brandon said in a released statement. “And some, people won’t see, but that’s by design. The safety and security of our students is our top priority. Parents can rest assured knowing we’re going to do everything we can to keep their children safe.”
The city also posted a YouTube video to announce these new initiatives, and more information about safety measures at Southlake schools can be found here.