Dallas ISD to immediately implement stricter security protocols at sporting events

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Superintendent Michael Hinojosa said Dallas ISD is immediately implementing new protocols following a Jan. 11 shooting at a district basketball game.

Effective Jan. 13–17, bags, purses and backpacks will not be allowed into sporting events. Starting Jan. 20 only clear bags will be allowed into sporting events. The district will also use wand metal detectors as people enter district sporting events.

At a Jan. 13 press conference, Hinojosa thanked the courageous Dallas ISD police officers working the basketball game who immediately leapt into action after the shooting incident, preventing any further tragedy. He also credited the Dallas Police Department for their invaluable assistance that led to a suspect being placed in custody.

In the long term, Hinojosa said the district will convene a task force to work with the city to help address citywide gun violence and related issues. He also said a possible future bond could finance further security measures and equipment at district schools and facilities.

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