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Mother walks Texas school halls unnoticed

Ex-school board member says she walked 20 minutes before reaching office

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas – A Texas woman posted a video on Facebook of herself walking into her child's high school to drop off paperwork and walking the halls for 20 minutes before reaching the front office.

Stacey Alderete, a former South San Independent School District school board member, said she was dressed as a student and carried a backpack. She claims the video shows “just how endangered our children are," KSAT.com reported.

Alderete said her child's school has amazing officers, but the district is short-staffed and the superintendent is even talking about cutting more officers.

She said the school is similar to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where a teen is accused of shooting and killing 17 people on Feb. 14. She said her school has 11 buildings spread widely on the campus.

"Ten of those buildings do not automatically lock if need be. Four officers are assigned to the high school making it IMPOSSIBLE TO COVER. Our elementary schools ZERO," adds Alderete.

The school district sent a statement to KSAT.com that the “safety protocol at our schools requires that all visitors, including parents, first check in at the front desk.” The statement added that each principal has the discretion to decide which exterior doors should be locked.

Today as I went to drop off my childs paperwork I decided to show just how endangered OUR children are.... I dressed as a kid at the high school would and carried a back pack. We have AMAZING officers but unfortunately not enough and are VERY SHORT HANDED. There are no longer officers on the weekend and evening patrol. The superintendent will also be cutting more officers. I spent 20 minutes on campus before reaching the front office. Not including the time I lost reception and had to start my camera again. We have a total of 11 buildings spread widely throughout the high school. 10 of those buildings do not automatically lock if need be. 4 officers are assigned to the high school making it IMPOSSIBLE TO COVER. Our elementary schools ZERO! If I was able to do this without being detected ANYONE CAN! OUR CHILDREN, SHORT STAFFED OFFICERS,TEACHERS AND STAFF ARE AT RISK! WE MUST DEMAND THE SUPERINTENDENT GIVE BACK OUR POLICE OFFICERS AND ADD MORE TO THE VERY SHORT HANDED DEPARTMENT! As a former board member I fought to add officers for the SAFETY OF OUR CHILDREN, now he is firing them😡 TOMORROW School board meeting 5622 Ray Ellison Blvd. 6 pm. Get there early to sign in and speak I will be there to fight for my childs safety WILL YOU? #Share share share

Posted by Stacey Alderete on Tuesday, February 20, 2018