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Klein ISD adopts resolution to strengthen security after child trafficking arrest – Houston Public Media

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Klein ISD board members voted unanimously Monday to improve safety and security measures following the recent arrest of a Klein High School teacher on charges of child trafficking and coercive prostitution of minors.

Officials with the Houston-area school district, which serves about 50,000 students northwest of the city, approved a resolution to strengthen safety policies and implement new safety protocols and training to prevent incidents involving students and teachers. District officials say they hope to regain the trust of parents and district stakeholders.

“Whereas open, honest and productive communication is essential to building and strengthening trust, while trust has been undermined by ex-employees accused of committing acts of blatant, moral turpitude, we must therefore shift our focus on safety of students double by We are evaluating our current practices with the most critical eye,” school board President Cathy Arellano said during the meeting.

Working with county police, Klein ISD leadership said it will review current policies and procedures and hire staff to assist with new wellness programs designed to support mental and physical health and ensure safety is a priority is for students, teachers and visitors.

Kedria Grigsby, 42, a former cosmetology teacher at Klein Cain High School, was charged in February with three counts of forcible prostitution of a minor and three counts of child trafficking. Grigsby has been released on bail.

Klein ISD Trustee Chris Todd said, “We must remember that these are the lives of children we impact every day. They’re not hidden figures, they’re not keyboard warriors, they’re not adults. They’re not even really willing participants. , but children, real boys and girls, whose lives will be tragically changed forever by the illegal actions of a few. I hope we can really protect children and make a difference.”