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Fort Worth ISD Begins Summer School as Nation Eyes School Security – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Elementary and middle school students in the Fort Worth Independent School District return to class for summer school Monday. High school students are due to start summer school on June 13.

The return to school comes following the shooting at a school in Uvalde which left 19 children and two teachers dead. School safety remains a concern for many parents and for the community as a whole.

Schools that have ORS (school resources) during the school year also have ORS during summer school,” a Fort Worth Police Department spokesperson said by email. “These SROs have also been briefed if the opportunity permits to also patrol elementary schools in their area.”

According to the Fort Worth ISD website, other security measures include a safety and security department, a 24/7 security office that monitors surveillance cameras, a visitor monitoring system, access by key card, door locks and fences.

Immediately after the Uvalde shooting, Fort Worth Police Chief Neil Noakes released a school safety video message.

“We’re doing a lot more to make sure we have a police presence in and around our campuses, assigning our neighborhood police officers to schools, bringing more patrol presence to our schools,” Noakes said. “We are working with our fusion center and our real-time crime center to monitor any potential threats that may arise. Some of our volunteers are also our extra eyes and ears on our campuses.

Fort Worth Police also works with Keller ISD, Northwest ISD and Eagle Mountain ISD schools.