Tragedy in Florida has some area school districts beefing up security

The horrific school shooting in Florida has a lot of area parents wondering if their child's school is safe and prepared for the unthinkable.

Officials at Clear Creek ISD, home to some 40,000 students, say yes.

"We went through a great deal of facility fortification after the Sandy Hook tragedy in 2012," said Elaina Polsen with Clear Creek ISD. "We hired a third party company to come in and assess our facilities."

That prompted the district to add fencing to all elementary schools and bullet resistant glass in all school entry ways.

"Securing our entry vestibules where visitors can not even access the main office without a buzzer and all doors are locked," Polsen said.

Earlier this month, a student at Creek Side Intermediate brought a gun to school.

"The student is not on campus and has not been on campus and has been disciplined in accordance with our student code of conduct," Polsen said.

Clear Creek ISD has 29 licensed school psychologists for 44 schools and it plans to hire additional psychologists and counselors.

"We've been requested by one of the I.S.D. police chiefs to help his department make patrol rounds around schools," said Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman.

Herman says his deputy constables will be patrolling at all five school districts in his jurisdiction.

Those school districts are Humble, Spring, Klein, Cy-Fair and Tomball.