KJZZ is a service of Rio Salado College,
and Maricopa Community Colleges

Copyright © 2024 KJZZ/Rio Salado College/MCCCD
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Arizona Schools Superintendent Agrees With Limiting School Entrances

Diane Douglas
Alexandra Olgin /KJZZ
file | staff
Superintendent Diane Douglas.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called for limiting entrances to schools after last week’s massacre in Santa Fe, Texas.

Arizona Schools Superintendent Diane Douglas agrees.

Her spokesman, Stefan Swiat, said while Douglas does not want to see schools look like prisons, “she does believe schools could bolster their security by creating larger fencing or things that would deter unwanted guests to school campus.”

Swiat said renovations still cost money and legislators would need to determine where that would come from if Gov. Doug Ducey agrees to a special session on school safety.

Tom Maxedon was the host of KJZZ’s Weekend Edition from 2017 to 2024.