WFISD responds to Gov. Abbott's school safety plan

WFISD responds to Gov. Abbott's school safety plan
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WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) - Wichita Falls ISD released a statement Friday afternoon in response to Governor Greg Abbott's school safety plan.

Gov. Abbott unveiled his plan, that includes policy and legislative changes, on Wednesday that includes extra security at schools and keeping guns out of the hands of people who should not have them.

News Channel 6 spoke with Electra ISD earlier this week following Gov. Abbott's announcement.

Officials with the community relations office of WFISD released the following statement;

"Wichita Falls ISD is extremely appreciative of the focus Governor Abbott and his administration have placed on school safety for students and staff. Wichita Falls ISD believes in collaborative efforts to maintain a safe learning environment.

Because of our commitment to safety, security upgrades were included in the bond package that voters approved in May 2015. Over the past three years, Wichita Falls ISD has installed additional security cameras and increased the security at our campus entrances.

The final phase of this project is expected to be complete this summer. In addition, Wichita Falls ISD has added additional training for our staff in regard to student safety and security.

In the coming weeks, we will review the plan recommended by Governor Abbott. We remain committed to partnering with our community to provide a safe and secure learning environment for all students." 

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