- Associated Press - Monday, March 11, 2019

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) - Rio Rancho schools will have armed guards on their campuses starting this week.

KOB-TV in Albuquerque reports that retired law enforcement officers and ex-military members will be volunteering as security guards for Rio Rancho Public Schools beginning Monday.

District officials say the additional security comes after six months of careful consideration.

The guards will be heavily present at high schools but other schools will be covered.

The extra security comes a month after a 16-year-old boy fired a gun inside a Rio Rancho high school. No one was injured.

Other measures the district has taken include more cameras, improved fencing and electronic doors.


Information from: KOB-TV, http://www.kob.com

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