Speech to Text for Booneville School District making changes to improve school safety
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the safety of students by securing the schools. ...that'swithsee through backpacks and officers here on campus every day. parents received this letter today from the booneville school district notifying them of a few big changes in their security. the first police officers on campus...one chief michael ramey says will undergo active shooter training. "ouidasimmons, supports security changes simmons:"there is so much more crime than there used to be. i have grandkids in schools and i would love for them to be protected more." for grandparent ouia simmons it's a smartdecision.. "ithink we need them inall schools." the cost for the two officers who will be at the middle and high schools would total 36 thousand...half of that coming from the city and the district budgeting for the other 18 thousand. linda berryman debbie mims,resident "taxes are already high, at least that could be something i see them getting some use out of. just because we live in a small town doesn't mean violence doesn't happen." another change for students are clear backpacks and controlled access doors for the high school and more cameras residentsi spoke to have some concernsbutmostagreed with the amped up security move. "it could be a child walking up in distress and tryingget a gun from an officer, and then again it could be a good thing for our kids and our teachers." i spoke with chief michael ramey about this over the phone and he says they are proud to be working with school on this and in the future. more plans include the police department having access to internet based cameras on campuses. reporting live in booneville rb wtva nine news. two new albany schools were put on a brief lockdown