Security upgrades coming to Pointe Coupee schools
NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office has submitted a school crisis response plan to the school board outlining new security recommendations to better protect the district's five campuses.
Sheriff Bud Torres also handed the board a proposal on Wednesday to spend about $120,000 a year to hire three certified school resource officers to serve the school system.
The board took no action on the proposals, deciding instead to determine how to proceed after cost assessments of the upgraded security measures are presented to the board in April.
Torres' plan calls for parking marked police vehicles in high-visibility areas as deterrents to outside threats. Other elements include fencing off campuses, creating main entrances and equipping faculty and staff members with two-way radios.
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