TX Lt. Governor, Amid Search For Answers on School Shooting: Too Many Entrances and Exits May Be a Problem
“We may need to harden our schools to make them safer,” Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says, suggesting limiting entrance and exits into schools. “There aren’t enough people to put a guard at every one” #tictocnews pic.twitter.com/oo3MBqKeIW
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During the press conference this afternoon with Governor Greg Abbott, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick talked about ways to prevent future school shootings.
Abbott revealed in his remarks that the guns the shooter used belonged to his father, and when Patrick spoke he emphasized, “If you’re a parent and you own guns, lock your guns safely away. It’s a serious issue.”
When talking about getting “creative” in thinking about how future school shootings can be prevented, Patrick talked about looking at how schools are designed:
“We may have to look at the design of our schools moving forward and retrofitting schools that are already built. And what I mean by that is there are too many entrances and too many exits to our over 8000 campuses in Texas… There aren’t enough people to put a guard at every entrance and exit. You would be talking 25, 30, 40,000 people. But if we can protect a large office building or a courthouse or any major facility, maybe we need to look at limiting the entrance and the exits into our schools so that we can have law enforcement looking at the people who come in one or two entrances.”
You can watch above, via Bloomberg.
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