Lafayette Public Schools Paying The Price For Security Following Shooting
A shooting that injured a 17 year old Northside High School student after the September 11th game has prompted Lafayette School officials to become very proactive in providing security around football games.
That incident has created changes not only at Northside but at high schools around Lafayette Parish. Bobby Badeaux who is Athletic Director for Lafayette Parish Public Schools told the Louisiana Radio Network that increased security will now be present at all home stadiums.
This is not just a Northside situation. We're beefing up security at every game
The shooting at Northside High remains under investigation. While that investigation continues officials are taking steps to insure that proper security is made available.
We're just trying to be proactive and cover our bases so the community, players, the fans and the peace officers can feel that measure of safety.
It is estimated that the school system will invest more than 26-thousand dollars in security equipment, lighting, and cameras around the Northside campus. This plus a minimum of 12 police officers on the ground should be a strong deterrent to those that are up to no good.