Roma ISD School Board Approves Purchase of Ballistic Shields
Roma ISD's School Board recently approved the purchase of 10 ballistic shields for the Roma ISD Police Department, enough for each officer stationed at each Roma ISD campus.
"At a total cost of more than $76,000, these shields can save lives and ensure our police department can act quickly and efficiently in case of an emergency at any campus location," said Roma ISD Superintendent Carlos M. Gonzalez Jr. "We want to thank our school board for their decision to approve this purchase that will empower our officers and give them access to equipment that some other districts have not yet funded. I see this as an essential tool, and we look forward to continuing to provide tools and technology that can enhance safety at Roma ISD."
Ballistic shields are protection devices deployed by police to stop or deflect bullets and other projectiles fired at their carrier. They are an important tool for police departments to be prepared for any active shooter or combative situation.
"The support of our superintendent and school board has been great in providing added tools, manpower and support in the wake of tragedies that continue to occur across our state and the world," said Roma ISD Police Chief Benjamin Gonzalez. "Honestly, we hope we never have to use these shields, but the community can be assured that we are prepared and ready if the need ever arises. We are passionate about protecting the students in our community and vow to do whatever we can to keep them safe. Thank you Superintendent Gonzalez and to the Roma ISD School Board for continuing to empower us in our mission."
The shields are expected to be delivered by December 2022.
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