Uvalde, Texas Students Return to School, Will New Security Measures Be Enough?

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Students arrive at Uvalde Elementary, now protected by a fence and Texas State Troopers, for the first day of school, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, in Uvalde. Students in Uvalde are returning to campuses for the first time since the shootings at Robb Elementary where two teachers and 19 students were killed. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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A lot of grief and sorrow today for many Uvalde, Texas students as they head back to school nearly five months after a teen gunman entered Robb Elementary and murdered 19 students along with two teachers.

Over the summer, officials worked to upgrade security measures, such as installing cameras and new locks. The Texas Department of Public Safety is putting in 33 state troopers to monitor campuses, and the district is also spending $7 million to install weapons detectors. Some students will see more fencing as they return. Not all these changes will happen immediately.

All this to help what was deemed systematic failures that led to the massacre. But these changes aren’t enough for everyone. Some parents grappled with whether to return their child to school, some opting for online options. Others wondered whether some of the officers patrolling the schools were the same officers who failed to respond on that dreadful day.


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