‘I’ll be the first one to run in’: LPS, LPD discuss school security plan

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Lincoln Public Schools Board of Education addressed security concerns Tuesday night in the wake of the Uvalde shooting.

“Because the Uvalde tragedy happened right at the end of school,” said LPS Security Director Joseph Wright, “it kind of put things on a freeze, and people didn’t have a chance to talk about it over the summer.”

Lincoln Police Chief Teresa Ewins talked to the board about the training that LPD has and said she is confident that her team won’t repeat what happened in Texas.

“I’ll be the first one to run in,” Ewins said.

Superintendent Paul Gausman said he is confident that Lincoln schools are ahead of those in other states.

Wright said LPS is trying to find a balance between implementing safety standards in the schools but also having a welcoming environment for students.

He highlighted that Lincoln schools have exterior doors locked and that visitors are screened by going through staffed, secured entryways.

For information on the school security plan, you can visit LPS.org/security.

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