The schools and city said the program could become "a national model for campus security." The school district and police declined to provide other information, and scheduled a news conference on Monday for 10 a.m. Friday at the Rosemont Elementary School in Fort Worth.
School superintendent Walter Dansby, Mayor Betsy Price, Police Chief Jeff Halstead, school board President Judy Needham, Code Blue members, Rosemont Principal Aileen Martina, and Rosemont students are scheduled to attend the news conference.
"We are excited about this initiative from Chief Halstead," Dansby said in a release. "This is one more way of getting members of the public to take ownership of what goes on at our schools."
"This a win-win situation for Fort Worth," Halstead said in a release. "We ahve dedicated, committed volunteers who are eager to help their neighborhoods and community. This plan will extend our eyes and ears in an effort to make sure our children are able to learn in a safe, secure environment."
- Scott Nishimura, Star-Telegram Fort Worth City Hall reporter