What’s happening at the Greene County schools?
GREENE COUNTY, Texas — As parents, we’re encouraged by the positive, if not always dramatic, changes being made at Greene High School in the wake of the school shootings at Columbine High School and at the Waco, Texas, school.
The change has been gradual, but not entirely unexpected.
More than 200 parents, teachers and students marched to the Greenes elementary school last week and took part in a rally at the courthouse the next day.
After the school lockdown, the district decided to make the students wear face masks and other security measures and send them to the Wacos High School, the school district’s home base.
In addition to the security measures, students have been given additional counseling sessions and are being assigned schoolwork from home, said Kathy Greene, president of the Wecos Community School District.
The district is also providing additional security for students at Wacoes homecoming events.
As the parents of a student who was killed last week, we are deeply saddened and concerned by this news and are committed to helping them through this difficult time, Greene said.
This is not an easy time for our community, and it is very sad and troubling that this happened.
We are working to make sure that all of our students, regardless of where they live, are able to attend school safely.
We also want to reassure our students that they are safe and cared for.
The district will also continue to work with students to ensure that they remain focused on their education, Greenee said.
The Greenes, a city of about 9,000 people on Texas’ east side, are about 25 miles west of Austin.
About a dozen people were wounded in the Wicos school shootings last week.
A student shot in the head was treated at the scene, but he was released after undergoing surgery, police said.
Police said the Wochos school was the site of several high-profile incidents in the past.
In November, five students were wounded when a gunman shot and killed the principal of a middle school in the town of Waco.
On Feb. 18, 2009, a student shot at a teacher who was standing in the doorway of the principal’s office and was later killed.
Wacos is about 75 miles east of Dallas and about 40 miles from Greene.
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