Contact Us

Texas School Districts Urged to Review School Safety Plans in Wake of Connecticut Shooting

Brendan Smialowski, Getty Images

School districts in Texas are urged to review their school safety plans in the wake of the school shooting in Connecticut.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is calling on all Texas school districts to review their safety plans, and urged school districts that have not submitted their complete school safety audits to make doing so a priority.

“Proper preparedness and safety in our schools is not just an exercise, it will save lives when seconds count,” said Abbott.

The Texas School Safety Center reports that 38 of the state’s 1,025 public school districts have not submitted their safety audits, despite being required by law to do so.

Another 40 school districts have submitted their audits, but did not meet full compliance.

The Texas Education Code requires that Texas public schools conduct safety audits every three years.

“Having a plan is important, but executing that plan under stress – when seconds count – is critical to saving lives,” Abbott continued.

The Texas School Safety Center was created in 1999 in the aftermath of the Columbine school shooting.

Schools across the area that did not submit a school safety audit include Levelland ISD, Roscoe ISD, and Rotan ISD.

The complete list of school districts without a school safety audit on file is available here.

More From KFYO

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kfyo.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News/Talk 790 KFYO quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on News/Talk 790 KFYO quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!