Copperas Cove: Residents Volunteer To Help With Security After Bomb Threats

By: Rachel Cox Email
By: Rachel Cox Email

COPPERAS COVE (December 19, 2012) --- After increasing security at all the schools in the district because of a series of bomb threats, Copperas Cove school officials said they've had an increase in the number of parents offering to volunteer.

The district is hoping to work out a plan to address the offers.

"Because this type of volunteer position would mean observing students, supervising and such, these persons would need to go through some of what teachers do, such as fingerprinting and FBI check,” district spokeswoman Olga Pena said in a statement Wednesday.

“Also, the district would need to draft legal policy for such a position, including liability,” she said.

A message was put out to parents on the CCISD Facebook Page Tuesday that asked them to hold their requests and questions until after the Christmas break.

Pena said the district has always had a volunteer program for parents who want to help in classrooms or during events under the supervision and direction of a certified teacher.

"These parents go through a background check and fill out parent volunteer paperwork," the statement said.

On Monday extra security at the Copperas Cove High School delayed students from getting into classrooms about three hours.

Pena said the students were only delayed about two hours on Tuesday and that the security process on Wednesday went more smoothly.

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