Alpine Independent School District placed a school resource officer at all its campuses starting Monday.
A Facebook post said Alpine High School has had an officer since the current school year started and an officer was placed at the middle school campus last month on an interim basis until a more permanent solution could be developed.
Parents, students and community members have expressed their desire for more comprehensive school security in light of recent national events.
“The SRO at the high school campus has been covering multiple facilities and local law enforcement has been gracious enough to patrol and visit our schools throughout the day while on regular duty,” AISD Superintendent Becky Watley said in the post. “We appreciate their assistance and their willingness to work with us to make sure all campuses are safe and secure.”
“We are listening,” Watley added. “Security for our students and staff is a top priority. We are appreciative of those who have taken the time to share their concerns. The door is always open.”
Watley said in the post that the school board is “continuing to explore other options in a process that is multi-layered and multi-phased.”
“This takes time, and we appreciate everyone’s patience and support,” she said. “Starting Monday, an officer will be present Monday through Friday on all campuses. It’s a good start.”