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Security changes coming to all Tupelo public schools

A change in security measures for all Tupelo public schools will start next school year.

Posted: May 8, 2019 5:21 PM
Updated: May 9, 2019 9:27 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A change in security measures for all Tupelo public schools will start next school year.

The Tupelo Police Department and Tupelo Public School District announced district-wide security changes to take place at the start of the summer and into the 2019-2020 school year.

According to the Tupelo Police Department's Allan Gilbert, three officers are being added to campus enforcement.

The Tupelo Police Department currently has six officers assigned to campus enforcement.

"If the kids don't feel safe, they won't learn. So we want to make sure every day they come to school, they see officers and they know that the school district is doing everything they can for their safety," Gilbert said.

The total of nine campus enforcement officers will be rotated around each school.

In the instance of an attack or intruder, Tupelo police stated this will make things safer, much quicker.

The three officers will go through campus-specific training and are expected to be ready to join the campus enforcement team by July.

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