UISD announces new security measures for upcoming school year

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - With acts of violence becoming an everyday occurrence, a local school district is making sure its students are safe ahead of the upcoming school year.

Various law enforcement agencies gathered at the Student Activity Complex to discuss additional security measure for the next school year.

UISD is taking extra precautions such as drills, trainings, and conference between law enforcement agencies for certain types of scenarios.

All of this is being done to prevent any type of violent situation from occurring on any of their campi.

Officials say the best thing to do is always be prepared because acts of violence can happen anywhere and at any time.

Officials say there are a lot of factors that play into school incidents, including mental health.

They say that school conferences can help address those issues at the local level.