La Joya ISD Beefs Up Security Measures Due To Lockdowns
Security Cameras Will Be Added To Elementary Schools
LA JOYA- It's something the city of La Joya sees way too often and according to school officials its happening way too close to La Joya's little ones.
"This is reality," said ISD Police Chief Raul Gonzalez. "The reality is, is that there's a lot of things that we need to make every effort to prevent things from happening and that's what we're going to do."
Surveillance cameras like these will be installed in 24 elementary schools through out the district. According to Gonzalez., almost every elementary school has been under a mandatory lockdown at least once. Gonzalez says the new tool will help detour criminals. Especially since the majority of the district is in rural areas.
Security cameras aren't the only change you'll see at La Joya elementary schools. Starting next semester parents won't be able to walk their children to their classes. This drop off location right here is as far as they'll be able to go. Officials say the new drop off procedures go far beyond drug raids and high speed chases.
"Things that have been going on, things that we see. People that are registering as sex offenders close to or school. It is important that we protect our students and our staff," said Gonzalez.
The district says it wants to be accountable for every single person that steps foot on any of their campuses.
They hope the new procedures and the eye in the sky will help them protect their most valuable asset.