Mass shooting in Uvalde has San Antonio area school districts on high alert

School districts in the San Antonio area are on high alert after a mass shooting in Uvalde left 21 people dead, including 19 children, two teachers, and the suspected gunman.

Officials say the districts are increasing their police presence on campuses and adding safety protocols out of an abundance of caution.

According to KSAT, Alamo Heights ISD is adding a police presence to monitor all campuses. The district says while there are no known threats to their schools, they are doing this for additional support as they complete the last day of school.

South San Antonio ISD will not allow backpacks on campuses for the next two days and will limit campus accessibility to parents and guardians with proper identification. Extra safety support is also being added to each of its schools. 

The district is also asking for families for support by talking frequently with their children about what they are seeing at schools, discuss the seriousness of bullying, and encouraging them to always report and suspicious activity.

Edgwood, Schertz-Cibolo Universal City, Sabinal ISD, and Pleasanton ISD are also adding increased security at schools.

Law enforcement officers speak together outside of Robb Elementary School following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 24, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)