Goliad ISD Security is Armed

Amanda Brown

abrown@newscenter25.com

Updated: 2/26/2013 6:49 pm

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Goliad ISD Security is Armed

Another area school district is changing the curriculum in student safety, by allowing school security to be armed. Monday Goliad County Commissioners made the decision to appoint a School Resource Officer to carry a gun on all four campuses.

Last fall Goliad ISD spent around 25-thousand dollars to install 40 school security cameras but said recent events made them want to do more. Therefore, in January Goliad ISD hired an unarmed security guard Paul San Miguel. They decided that still wasn't enough after seeing how other area school districts went as far as having teachers carry guns. After Mondays Commissioner Court meeting in Goliad, the decision to allow the S.R.O. to carry a gun on school grounds while regularly visiting all four campuses was finalized and because he met all the necessary requirements to carry the gun all he needed was to have a police chief, sheriff, or constable supervise him. School officials said they are making adjustments in their budget but not cutting anything out to pay the S.R.O.’s salary and his expenses and that the gun is his own. They added because they have four schools, in the future they hope to add another S.R.O.
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