An extra set of eyes will be watching over students within Lorena ISD this upcoming school year.
The district added its first school resource officer to increase safety and security across its campuses.
Lorena ISD Superintendent Joe Kucera said they've had a great relationship with Lorena police for years, but both sides decided that it was time to add a permanent officer to the staff.
The SRO will be stationed at the high school and ready to help at a moment's notice.
Kucera said he will move to different campuses in the district as needed, all while building positive relationships with the students.
"I'm hoping that the SRO helps our students feel safer," Kucera said. "I hope it helps our parents feel safer and I hope it makes our community in general, that everybody feels a little bit better knowing that we have a law enforcement in the district at all times."
Kucera said safety has always been a top priority for the district, but recent school shootings were the final push to add this officer to the staff.
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