Wealthy North Texas suburb to build police substation on school campus

Feb 23, 2018 by

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Keller police are collaborating with the town of Westlake to build a police substation on the Westlake Academy campus northeast of Fort Worth.

The academy’s board of trustees approved the plan in early February, before last week’s school shooting killed 17 people in Parkland, Fla.

Keller Police Chief Michael Wilson said the plan for a substation addresses policing complexities created by the charter school’s corporate-style layout.

The layout “offers a ton of advantages for students and staff but poses challenges to safety,” Wilson said. The substation “is a nontraditional approach to a nontraditional learning environment.”

The plan comes after a series of mass shootings that have motivated schools to look for better methods and enforcement to prevent such tragedies in schools.

Source: Wealthy North Texas suburb to build police substation on school campus | Education | Dallas News

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