Richneck Elementary School, the Virginia school where a 6-year-old allegedly shot his teacher, has reopened its doors with new safety protocols.
As students arrived back on campus, there was additional police presence to assist with the transition. All students received a clear book bag to bring home and use for their belongings. Clear-bag policies have been adopted at other schools to monitor students' belongings. Any non-clear items such as a lunch or sport bag will pass through a metal detector and are subject to search. All students and visitors must enter and exit the school building from the front main doors.
Visitors will be limited in the building the first week back to allow staff the opportunity to establish routines and procedures with students. Parents who opt to walk their child to class must show identification and will be subject to search.
Licensed therapists and social workers will continue to be available for students, staff and parents onsite.