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School leaders discuss safety plan in Caddo schools

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CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA) -

In light of the mass school shooting in Connecticut, Caddo Parish school leaders gave a look into the current safety measures within the district.

"It's unfortunate that we have examples around the country that happen, but we have to use those to learn from," says Caddo Schools Security Director Roy Murray.

Right now, the district's security plan requires each principal to train for emergency situations involving active shooters and bomb threats. Security camera systems are installed on 45 of the 60 school campuses, and leaders say by this summer every school will have a camera system.

"I think the school should be just like a parent, over-protective," says Parent Melody Tate. Tate spoke with KSLA News 12 as she picked up her two children from Caddo Heights Elementary School. "It's kinda scary because that kind of thing can happen anywhere."

The current school policy requires all visitors to check into the office to help monitor who comes in and out of the school at all times.

"Sometimes everyone is not a good citizen so we have to keep those bad citizens away from our children," says Caddo School superintendent Dr. Gerald Dawkins.

Parents of Caddo School children can also sign up for emergency phone calls or email alerts through the J-PAMS system. You can sign up by contacting your child's school.

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