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Greg Abbott hosts roundtable on safety and security of Texas Schools

Governor Greg Abbott hosted the third roundtable discussion focused on improving the safety and security of Texas schools on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Thursday’s roundtable featured an open discussion among victims, students, families, and educators from the Santa Fe, Alpine and Sutherland Springs communities.

Throughout the series of roundtables, the Governor has spoken to and heard from victims, parents, educators, lawmakers, and experts to generate solutions that improve safety and security at Texas schools and in our communities.

Locally in Maverick County, the Eagle Pass Independent School District and Law Enforcement agencies take this matters seriously and are in unison to assure the safety of students, faculty and all employees of the School District.

Certain protocols are in place at every campus regarding threats and possible attacks of violence by any subject.

Most recently a Memorial Junior High School student was reprimanded and expelled from in school activity due to threats of violence against the students and staff.

The teen was transferred to a San Antonio, Texas Psychiatric Hospital for treatment. The teen was then placed in the EPISD Disciplinary Alternative Education Program

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