Teachers eager for safety measures after child tries to shoot BB gun at school

After a student was accused of trying to shoot a BB gun at a Dillard Middle School counselor last week, some teachers are growing anxious about their well-being while at work.

“The number one concern around our schools right now, whenever a gun is brought to school or threats are on social media, is when are the safety measures happening?” said Anna Fusco, president of the 12,000-member Broward Teachers Union.

But, she added: “I don’t think our superintendent or school board are ignoring this. I think they are trying to do due diligence about the right way to make our schools safe, instead of having knee jerk reactions.”

Fusco cited safety improvements, including limited entrances to school buildings; gates that are monitored and locked except during arrival and dismissal times; and armed guardians or school resource officers at all schools.

The district also didn’t say what is being done or planned to prevent kids from bringing weapons to school.

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