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Classes start today at Catoosa Public School

Posted at 7:12 AM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 08:12:36-04

CATOOSA, Okla. — Catoosa Public Schools welcomed students back Wednesday.

Over the summer, school officials made changes to security.

The district already had one security officer on staff and this year, added one more.

The security system has also been upgraded, allowing the officers to keep an eye on everything going on across the district and giving teachers and parents peace of mind.

Superintendent Alicia O'Donnell said security and safety for students is their number one priority.

"In the world we live in, we can no longer react to things," said O'Donnell. "I think we have to be proactive. So, everything we're doing is being proactive so that any situation that arises, we have a plan, we have the best security that we can have. There's a plan in how we react in case something does happen just to ensure the security of the kids."

The district is also looking into adding more tornado shelters on campus.

The school has one tornado shelter located in the cafeteria near the high school and middle school.

School started at 7:30 a.m.

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