LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — We know that our neighbors in Ulvalde, Tx., are still wrapping their minds around the recent tragedy along with the other 200-plus communities who are victims of mass shootings around the nation. In light of that, the Lafayette Police Department is making sure steps are ordered in the case of an emergency.
School is out and parents are enrolling their children in summer school. However, the recent mass shootings are alarming parents. Brittney Houston says she has taken that into consideration when planning her summer program, Generational Voices Louisiana.
“We are taking all the safety measures for the kids to make sure they are safe,” said Houston.
Some parents have no choice but to send their children to a summer program, forcing them to make what Houston calls a leap of faith.
“I understand they have a lot of things going on in the world but we can’t be scared,” said Houston. “You have to at least be okay with letting people provide services for your kids and knowing they are in a safe space.”
School resource officers with the Lafayette Police department are conducting active shooter drills for kids attending summer camps at parks and recreation centers in the area.
The resource officers will visit several camp locations until Thursday, June 9 from 11 a.m. to noon.