New “Mustang Ready” aims to protect students

By Graham DeShazer | News Editor

IMG_1211.JPGBeing “Mustang Ready” is a great way to increase the security of Pearce High School. Some of the methods may be a bit annoying, but it all works to make us safer.

With the increasing number of security breaches in high schools today, it is important to make sure that only people who are supposed to be in school are present. The only way to be sure of this is to make sure that everyone is wearing an ID badge.

The easiest way to make the school secure is to make sure that everyone belongs here. Even though wearing an ID badge might be annoying, all you have to do is put it on and not worry about it for the rest of the day.

Many teachers have been getting more involved in checking ID badges during class, and rightfully so.

Another aspect of being “Mustang Ready” is making sure everyone has a hall pass in the hallway. This is a smart way to ensure that everyone is in the right place.

However, some students still grumble about these new methods because of the disruptions caused in class.

During the first few weeks of school, one of the assistant principals came on the announcements nearly every day. This was a bit unnecessary because many teachers have signs posted in their rooms that say what being “Mustang Ready” means.

On these signs, there is a “checklist” that is meant to make sure students are following six rules. However, this list is a bit condescending and seems to be better suited for elementary school students, not high school students.

While these new procedures will take some getting used to, with some adjustments students can be successful in ensuring all Mustangs can be productive and safe while they are at school.

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