One week after the tragic Connecticut school massacre, Grand Prairie ISD announced new measures to protect its students.
Starting next month, Grand Prairie Police Officers will be stationed at all 47 schools in the district.
Currently, school resource officers, employed by the police department, only patrol the middle and high schools at GPISD.
"The Grand Prairie Police Department believes these added security measures will better protect our younger school children and provide the highest level of police protection possible," said Police Lt. Lyle Gensler.
The plan is to have a police walk-through of each elementary school to become familiar with the physical layout and staff. Patrol officers would then stop by the elementary schools at least once a day while on their beats.
The school resource officer will also stop by his or her assigned elementary once a day.
GPISD is the first district in North Texas to announce security changes this week.
The students are currently out of class on their annual winter break.
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