ST. LANDRY PARISH, La. (KLFY) — The tragedy in Uvalde, Texas has many school district leaders demanding action, including one leader of the St. Landry Parish School Board who is calling for the board to be proactive and not reactive.

Many school districts plan to begin the process of re-evaluating the weak points of their school campuses. 

Longtime St. Landry Parish School Board Anthony Standberry says some effort has to be made with the intention of getting it done, at any cost.

“When I think about it or talk about it my heart gets full. I can’t begin to imagine the idea of that happening at home.”

Standberry acknowledges that many school district campuses have open campus layouts where students step outside to travel from one classroom to another.

“We need to try to do something to eliminate easy access. I don’t like the chain linked fence too much because of the look that it gives, but then we are going to have to do something to avoid people just having those thoughts of walking onto one of our campuses and doing such.”

He also proposes that security need to be added to guard entrances.

“We are going to have to do a main entrance, one entrance where people can’t just walk around in and onto the school.  May be even put somebody at that door or at that gate.”