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TPS participates in America's Safe Schools Week

Posted at 1:41 PM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 15:25:05-04

TULSA -- Several Tulsa Public Schools are participating in America's Safe Schools Week.

Tuesday morning, City Year Tulsa and TPS's Police lined up outside McLain High School. They cheered and handed things out to remind students the importance of safety.

Police Chief Matthias Wicks said they are trying to reinforce "see, hear, share."

"Our students already think in terms of safety, so what we are doing is encouraging them to continue that process," Chief Wicks said. "The way we know it works is they call they contact the adults."

Webster High Senior Francisco Torres is glad the groups are raising awareness.  City Year Tulsa and TPS Police will go to his school Wednesday morning.

Torres said school is some students safe place.

"Sometimes their living situations, especially in this part of the district..." Torres said. "School is very safe for students who are here."

Chief Wicks and Torres agreed that students should be included in the conversation about school safety.

"When we work together and do our part as students, we can keep the safety the way we need it," Torres said.


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