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Bowie,TX: "Attention to students' mental health"; "mental health team" most important part of plan

July 18, 2018, News Channel 6, Wichita Falls, TX: Texoma school districts tighten up on security School administrators across Texoma are busy tightening security and putting plans into place to deal with possible threats. A recent study reported by CNN shows an increase in school threat arrests across the state. Schools in Nocona, Vernon and Graham all dealt with threats made by students this past school year. Texoma schools are working harder than ever to make sure no further harm is brought to their classrooms. Earlier this week Bowie ISD announced they will move forward with the plan to arm some staff members and put together a behavioral health assessment team to counsel troubled students…. Schools are not just undergoing physical security changes. Bowie and Wichita Falls ISD are both giving attention to students’ mental health. WFISD plans to have a director of social & emotional services across all of their schools, while Bowie is putting a team together. Bowie Superintendent Monkres feels a mental health team will be the most important part of their security plan.

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