• West Orange school shooting puts student safety back in spotlight


    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Security and staffing were beefed up Thursday at West Orange High School, following a student shooting on Wednesday.

    While officials said the shooting appeared to be an isolated incident between two students, it has put school security concerns back in the spotlight.

    They said students are not in danger, they just want the students to feel safe.

    "Our law enforcement responded immediately. Our school administrative staff did the right thing. They followed protocol that we have rehearsed and practiced for such issues in our school," said Orange County School Superintendent Dr. Barbara Jenkins.

    Orange County School Board Chairman Bill Sublette said the district plans to continue to use security measures already in place.

    "We will continue to do random metal detector searches and we will take into account what our security team and our consultants say can also be done in the future," said Sublette.

    The shooting sent one student to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds and another student to jail.

    Following the Sandy Hook tragedy, school districts across the county re-evaluated their security plans.

    "Every possible security solution is on the table," said Sublette.

    The district recently hired security consultants to visit each school and make recommendations to the district about what works and what needs to be changed.

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