Parish to release new school security plan
GONZALES - On Monday, the Ascension Parish School Board and sheriff's office released details of a new school security plan.
The plan includes special training for teachers and students, new procedures that allow surveillance in all schools and more officers.
Four new officers will be dedicated to schools, bringing the total to 20. An officer will remain at each of the parish's four high schools during the day. Four other officers will rotate patrols at middle and elementary schools. The remaining officers will assist where needed.
Parish officials said the plan was sparked by previous school shootings, including the recent Sandy Hooks massacre where 20 elementary students and six teachers were killed.
Administrators said the new effort was needed to refocus safety in parish schools.
News 2's Ryan Naquin will have more on the security measures during the 10 p.m. broadcast.