TUCSON, Ariz. - Tucson Unified School District Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo spoke out about tomorrow's walkout for school safety.
Efforts are in place to provide students with alternatives to make their voices heard on campus.
Students who leave campus will be given an unexcused absence and will have to make up the work missed.
Instead, students will take part in a day of concern on the UA Mall on Saturday, March 24.
Trujillo addressed the breakdown of threat protocols at Sahuaro HS.
Ideally kids will choose March 24th as an alternative to leaving during the school day and walking out of class, he said. We are trying to minimize the potential for off-campus walkout tomorrow at our schools.
Trujillo also spoke about implementing more security measures after a recent breakdown in security measures. His ideas include keyless entry buzzer boxes and cameras at the front doors.
That's what we heard loudly and clearly and we have a responsibility to pursue 18/19 school year -- at a minimum.
He says it was a learning experience he's moving to find the funding -- about $300,000 to $400,000 to improve safety procedures and structures at schools across the district.