KHSD updates trustees on campus safety plan

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The Kern High School District may consider adding more police officers to its campuses.

That’s just one of the suggestions that came out of a meeting Monday, where the district updated trustees on its school safety plan, specifically, what it’s doing to keep students as safe as possible when they’re at school.

“Right now, we train our staff on the protocol to follow in the event of an active shooter,” KHSD Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Dr. Brenda Lewis said. 

“We also want to make sure our students understand in the event of an evacuation where the exits are, the possible ways they can assist in barricading themselves inside the classroom in case there is an active shooter in their area on the campus.”

The district also revealed, since Sept. 15, there have been 57 threats to KHSD schools, that required law enforcement to investigate. Those threats can be verbal, on social media or in a campus bathroom.

The board of trustees directed staff to hold workshops to get input from parents, teachers and others on what else they would like done, to make students feel safer.

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