Jacksonville, Fl. — The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office has announced they will step up security at campuses across the county during the district’s last week of school.
"These additional security efforts are not the result of any specific threat to any Putnam County Schools, but are a responsible response to events nationwide," says Sheriff Gator DeLoach.
A spokesperson for Duval County Public Schools tells WOKV because of the school shooting in Texas, the district has reached out to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for support.
"And we are grateful that the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office us with increased patrols and security checks at our elementary schools," says Duval County Public Schools Marking Director, Doctor Tracy Pierce.
The district encourages students and families to notify authorities if they know of any potential threats or if they know of students that need emotional support.
Clay County District Schools already has measures in place and spokesperson for the district tells WOKV safety will continue to be the greatest priority.
Earlier this month, the School Board passed a school safety plan that meets the requirements of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act.