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As part of what they say is an attempt to protect students, teachers and staff in the event of an active shooter, Houston ISD has passed a motion that will allow the district to purchase $2 million worth of additional equipment for its police officers.

The board passed 6-3 a motion to approve the spending during its meeting Thursday night, according to a report from Houston TV station ABC-13.

According to ABC-13, it will be used to purchase rifles, shields, and more that will only be brought out in the event of an active shooter situation.

"Our officers need the proper training and equipment so that the district is prepared for a worst-case scenario," Superintendent Millard House II said as part of a tweet thread last week prior to the meeting. "...Our current assessment is that (our police) needs additional equipment and resources to ensure they are prepared to respond to just that kind of situation."

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