Brookland schools working on school security - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Brookland schools working on school security

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
BROOKLAND, AR (KAIT) -

The Brookland School District is working to increase its security, with school officials saying recent incidents nationwide have provided a reason. 

“It comes off the heels of the shooting that occurred in Florida that just brings a light to everything that enforced us to take a look at what we are doing,” Brookland School District Superintendent, Keith McDaniel told Region 8 News.

Two different law enforcement agencies will be spotted on campus now.

McDaniel said the district is adding a third school resource officer.

“We are a growing school district and four years ago, we went to two school resource officers at that time with the Craighead County Sheriff’s Department and now we’ve decided to add a third SRO and partner with the Brookland Police Department,” McDaniel said.

The district is also currently working on other ways to better school safety.

“We’ve had an outside group come in and evaluate things and they’ll report back with us on the things we can do for safety concerns,” McDaniel said. “We are still going through the process, we haven’t finalized everything, but people will be able to see it in the near future as far as those new changes we are going to be able to make.”

Copyright 2018 KAIT. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • A-State's disaster preparedness program ranked as top in nation

    A-State's disaster preparedness program ranked as top in nation

    Friday, May 25 2018 1:30 PM EDT2018-05-25 17:30:28 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 8:42 AM EDT2018-05-26 12:42:43 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Arkansas State University’s Regional Center for Disaster Preparedness was honored recently by a college ranking website, College Choice.

    Arkansas State University’s Regional Center for Disaster Preparedness was honored recently by a college ranking website, College Choice.

  • Local high school graduates inaugural senior class

    Local high school graduates inaugural senior class

    Friday, May 25 2018 11:05 PM EDT2018-05-26 03:05:02 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 11:36 PM EDT2018-05-26 03:36:46 GMT
    KIPP graduated their inaugural senior class. (Source: KAIT-TV)KIPP graduated their inaugural senior class. (Source: KAIT-TV)
    KIPP graduated their inaugural senior class. (Source: KAIT-TV)KIPP graduated their inaugural senior class. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    It's a milestone for the 36 graduating seniors for one local high school.

    It's a milestone for the 36 graduating seniors for one local high school.

  • Filing period ends for mayor's races in region

    Filing period ends for mayor's races in region

    Friday, May 25 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-05-26 03:12:31 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 11:35 PM EDT2018-05-26 03:35:35 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    The November general election may be several months away, but voters in Newport, Pocahontas, Searcy and several other towns already have municipal races to decide this fall. 

    The November general election may be several months away, but voters in Newport, Pocahontas, Searcy and several other towns already have municipal races to decide this fall. 

Powered by Frankly