Bowie ISD beefs up safety plan, further discussions about arming staff

By BARBARA GREEN
Bowie School Trustees took steps Thursday night to beef up the district safety plan including the possible addition of a second school resource officer, an enhanced presence of law officers during the school day, the purchase of handheld metal-detecting wands, phone system upgrades and additional staff training.
However, allowing certain staff members authority to carry firearms remains up for further discussion at a July 16 board meeting.
Trustees met Thursday night in a called session with the school safety plan the only topic on the agenda, slated for executive session.

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