LEE COUNTY, Fla.- WINK News has just learned new safety measures will go into place immediately to keep lee county schools safer for students. District board members laid out the details of a plan tonight following the Sandy Hook school massacre.
"Right now it would be between a B or a B+," said superintendent Dr. Burke.
That's the grade superintendent Burke gives Lee Public Schools on safety. At tonight's school board meeting Dr. Burke unveiled a list of actions and recommendations he feels will make schools more safe. He says preparation is the number one priority.
"At this point we are going to increase security drills and lock down drills and that would include live shooter drills from 2 to 4," he said.
Other items on his list includes better training of school security guards, making sure all schools have special locks on doors, access card readers to get in the building and make sure everything is caught on video. Burke says the district has 19 cameras that need to be replaced.
"We are going to make a commitment to invest some money immediately in getting our cameras to be appropriately functional," Dr. Burke said.
"I hope that we can keep that in mind that it is not always about the guns but about the people," said board member Mary Fischer.
Dr. Burke said the district is also looking in to better mental health counseling to better identify people who might become possible threats.