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59News looks into school safety after a fatal stabbing at a high school near Houston

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59News is looking into school safety and security in our area after a 17-year-old was stabbed at a high school near Houston on Wednesday.

A 17-year-old male student, Luis Alonzo Alfaro, was charged with stabbing another student to death during a fight. 

Trula Pruett was walking her grandson home from Cranberry-Prosperity Elementary when we told her what happened near Houston.  She is one of many parents in our area concerned about school safety.

"It's not on my mind constantly, but I do think of it sometimes.  He's just starting.  He's in kindergarten," said Pruett.

In the early summer, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said he believes that every school in West Virginia should be holding active shooter drills.

"There needs to be some greater vigilance... much more commitment to doing those drills in the schools," said Brown.

The U.S. Attorney also recommended shatter-proof glass for schools across the state.  Brown says the school board could consider shatter-proof glass at schools, when the board discusses upgrades and renovations.