Lafayette Parish School Board's reaction to Friday's deadly shooting

Will LPSS take preventative action?

Monday, December 17, 2012 - 1:04pm

The deadly shooting this past Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn. has hit home with the entire nation.  Parents, teachers, and administrators will be hugging their students and children a little tighter as we begin this week.  We sat down with retired school teacher and Lafayette Parish School Board Member Kermit Bouillion to see how he and the school board are reacting to this terrible situation, and if they will make any preventative steps in the future because of this tragedy.

"In the back of my mind I'm wondering what are we going to do in Lafayette.  Do we have a plan set up?  Do we have an emergency plan set up?  Lets face it, in Lafayette Parish you can just pretty much walk into a school.  There's no fences, the gates are wide open, so it's a terrible situation that all of America is facing right now.  Not just Lafayette Parish but there's a lot of school board members all across the country trying to figure this out," says Kermit Bouillion, Lafayette parish school board member and retired school teacher.

Mr. Bouillion says people now would be crazy not to vote to support more cameras, more security guards, more alarm systems to protect our children.  He thinks the most important part of being a school board member is to make sure our kids are safe.  He also says we as a nation need to be more proactive instead of reactive so tragedies like this do not happen again.

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Our kids must be protected at any cost. Don't wait for it to happen here then have 500 cops show up.....too late then. C'mon people lets get with the program.

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