The Grand Prairie (Texas) Police Department announced a plan Friday to bolster security by having an officer patrol each of the city's 47 school campuses beginning in January.

While Grand Prairie middle and high schools already have school resource officers patrolling them, department spokesman Lyle Gensler says they'll now have a presence at elementary schools as well.

Gensler said the plan is "an effort to better protect our youngest, most defenseless children in our elementary schools."

Read the full WFAA story.

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