HOUSTON – The Houston Independent School District held a news conference on Wednesday to discuss its Project Safe Start 2023, aimed at increasing safety and security at the end and beginning of the school year.
Through this program, police and religious leaders will patrol schools more frequently.
The Houston Police Department and local religious leaders are involved in the initiative.
Law enforcement said there tend to be arguments or violence between students at the end of the school year, and they are trying to prevent that and be proactive.
On Wednesday, officials and ministers met with students to ask them how they could make them feel more safe.
Officers also encouraged students to speak to their parents if they’re worried about their safety or tell the school or law enforcement. Officials also asked the community to help them keep a look out for anything suspicious regarding security because the children are “our future.”