Bullet Points: Superintendent Meets with Parents About School Safety

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DALLAS - A community is still looking for answers after a student accidentally shot himself inside a Dallas school Monday.

Police presence at Kimball High School has increased in response to the 15-year-old shooting himself in the hand and leg. Luckily, his injuries aren't life threatening; but that hasn't stopped parents from asking, 'What if?'

The school held a public meeting with Superintendent Michael Hinojosa Tuesday night to address parents' safety concerns. "We have a few weeks left in school, I doubt anything changes for this year, but there's going to be a significant review and I anticipate some significant changes for next year," Hinojosa said. Changes to procedures that somehow allowed the student to walk in with the gun while with a parent.

At least one father in attendance, Victor Brown, believed that the school is at fault for cutting corners in safety procedures, "All we need to do now is make sure that everyone comes through the metal detectors, all students. Don't try to rush them in and try to get them to class early," Brown said.

While others like Armando Garay decided to cut the school some slack, saying, "I think the school district as a whole is doing what it can. Do we need more funds to be able to get our safety for our kids in a lot better order? Yes."

Safety that many parents and kids now can't take for granted.

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