Friday, May 24 2013 8:09 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:09:02 GMT
Biomedical Research Foundation has decided to move forward with a plan to operate and manage LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and other cities in Louisiana. More >>
Biomedical Research Foundation has decided to move forward with a plan to operate and manage LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe, Louisiana.More >>
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -
Since Friday's shooting, schools across the state have been reviewing their emergency operation plans, after Gov. Rick Perry asked them to do so.
Flags at schools in Longview and Tyler flew at half-staff today in remembrance of the victims of Friday's Connecticut school shooting.
Jody Clements, Longview ISD's assistant superintendent, is a dad. He says he understands parents' concerns about school safety.
"We want to ensure our parents that we are doing everything we can, that we've taken it seriously and the state of Texas and Gov. Perry has asked us to review, we've done that. We've updated and we've got a plan that's probably as fresh as it can be," Clements says.
According to Clements, Longview ISD approved new safety and emergency procedures last Monday.
"We've spent the entire first semester having every campus review and update their emergency plans," says Clements.
Clements also does personal safety checks at his schools.
"I do what we call an intruder inspection. I show up on campus unannounced, I don't tell anybody I'm there, and I walk around and check doors and try to make sure that things are secure," says Clements.
Tyler ISD says they also do regular safety checks and are responding to the Governor's call.
"The most important thing that we're going to do immediately is visit with our partners in law enforcement agencies and just see what the best practice are and how we can continue to implement those," says Dawn Parnell, Tyler ISD's communication director.
The district is also sending home a letter with Tyler ISD students discussing their school's emergency preparedness.
"It's a very fluid process, it's ever-changing. We're just very conscientious of the fact that we want to stay abreast of all the best and most practical ways to implement safety," Parnell says.
The Texas School Safety Center says 78 Texas school districts have either failed to submit safety audits or are not in full compliance with the law.
Friday, May 24 2013 10:59 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:59:20 GMT
(CNN) – Brad Pitt has become one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood the last two decades. But the actor said recognizing other people's faces has always been a problem. In an Esquire interview,More >>
In an Esquire interview, Brad Pitt said he was convinced he suffered from "face blindness."More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:24 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:24:18 GMT
Concealed weapon permits are popular certain parts of Louisiana, though some of locations may surprise you. Louisiana Department of Public Safety officials gave a report to state legislators detailingMore >>
Concealed weapon permits are popular in certain parts of Louisiana, though some locations may surprise you.More >>
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>