WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) – The West Baton Rouge School Board says parents will see an increase in safety measures for students following the shooting at a football game between Port Allen High School and Brusly High School.
Former Brusly High School teacher and coach Shaeeta Williams is a community leader and parent of a Brusly student. She says although the need for safety is appreciated, there’s other important factors needed on and off campuses.
“I think it’s definitely important that we protect our young people. So the extra precaution that our police have taken, that the schools are taking, is important,” she said. “But I think the biggest precaution that we as a community need to take is letting our children know that their loved and helping to instill the right values in them and changing the mindset and the spiritual aspects of our children and of our adults in our community.”
Williams also espouses unity among the community in order to showcase love, she said.
“We got to love on our kids and we got to love each other and we have to show them what it looks like by us coming together and by us just continuing to give them the attention, to give them our commitment whether it’s their health, mentally, spiritually and physically,” she said. “So my cry is that we can continue to come together and be West Baton Rouge strong.”
The West Baton Rouge School Board is also reinforcing the “Zero Eyes” security system, which detects anyone with a gun or metal weapon and immediately notifies both school security and law enforcement.
There will also be an increased law enforcement presence inside schools. The West Baton Rouge School Board also announced they will put more focus on safety measures during football games with secured entries and administrators using scanners for people coming inside.