BISD School Explains Protocol During Cummings Middle Shooting

POSTED: Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 6:09pm

UPDATED: Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 6:11pm

Wednsday Cummings Middle school school was when on lockdown when information came in a student had a weapon on campus.
BISD superintendent Carl montoya explains the process of what the school did Wednsday.

"The principle got over the address system and were in an immediate lockdown."

Kids in the class kept on the floor and away from the doors.

"Officers went room to room to see if there was any issues if there were any people that might have weapons it's a standard procedures they following."

Once the school felt it was safe the students they were transferred to Porter High School, where they waited for parents.

"We went through a process we wanted to check to see which are your students who are the legal guardians and show some id so we can release your kids."

As for security measures following the shooting the school district will be exploring several options. They say several doors around school are used for students and other people entering the school. They are looking at changing that.

"We would like for students and visitors to come through one location."

They are also explorer the option including metal detectors.

"We are many components, maybe metal detectors visual we made need to search purses or jacket or backpacks it has to be a bigger approach."

The school district wants to remind that the school is safe and they will be adding more security as the school reopens Friday.

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