Dallas-area school districts boosting campus security efforts

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Most Dallas-area educators won’t be armed this school year despite a new state law that allows concealed handguns on school campuses.

For the most part, school district police departments have focused on ramping up current campus security — fortifying doors and installing more cameras — instead of arming teachers. Argyle ISD, in southwest Denton County, has approved having marshals on campus.

“Let’s focus on the things we can control, which is the day-to-day security, like locking the doors,” said Dallas ISD Police Chief Craig Miller.

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