San Antonio schools step up safety measures

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email

SAN ANTONIO, TX (WOAI) - School district leaders and San Antonio Police do not plan to take any chances Thursday morning as children head to hundreds of San Antonio-area elementary schools.

While Chief Bill McManus has said this week's threat of mass violence at an unnamed school is not credible, some school districts have announced safety precautions for Thursday classes.

Northside ISD: Implementing a 'controlled access plan' to limit visitors to school campuses. Also, only one main entrance to each elementary school will be used, other exterior doors will remain locked. Outside activities will be limited. Schools will follow ID protocol.

Northeast ISD: Implementing a 'soft lockdown' to limit visitors to all NEISD campuses. Also, police presence at every school.

South San ISD: An armed officer will be stationed at each district campus. Only main school entrance will be open and schools will follow district's ID protocol. School activities that bring visitors to school will be postponed for another day.

San Antonio ISD: District police have increased resources to monitor SAISD schools.

Comal ISD: Following standard safety protocol measures.

Judson ISD: District leaders are shifting and increasing police presence at school campuses. There will also be extra police patrols around schools.

Harlandale ISD: Police will be patrolling elementary schools and staff will be on high alert. Exterior doors will be locked.

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