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Will there be safety upgrades in CCSD before first day of school?

Posted at 11:46 PM, Aug 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-16 03:09:22-04

The first day of school for Clark County School District students is two weeks away. That means administrators have had time to review security measures and decide if anything needs to be changed.

13 Action News met with the head of the CCSD Police Department to find out what they're doing to keep your child safe.

"We watch for trends throughout the year," said Capt. Ken Young. "We talk with the staff at the school as well as we talk amongst ourselves to see how we can improve, what we can do differently, if we are seeing any trends."
We wanted to know exactly what is being done differently than the 2015-2016 school year. Young would not elaborate on specifics during our nearly 9-minute interview. He did say there will be a bigger focus on traffic safety this upcoming school year as police officers partner with other local law enforcement agencies.
"Clark County has been ahead of the curve for many years,” Young said.
How can the police department assure parents that this year, school is going to be even safer than last year?
“Well we do our best,” Young said. “We work with the parents, we work with the staff, we work with the students, we are all a team and we make sure that we minimize the opportunities for dangers in and around the campuses.”