Bond will help Ontario School District beef up security

Taryn Smith, Ontario school district public relations and communications director, talks about the upcoming bond vote last week in Ontario. District leaders will ask voters to approve a $25 million bond in May. (The Enterprise/Kristine de Leon).

ONTARIO – Twenty-five years ago a school shooting was a rare occurrence.

But times have changed.

Just over a year ago, 17 students and faculty members at a high school in Florida were gunned down. A few weeks later, another gunman shot and killed 10 people in Texas.

School security is now a major priority for learning centers across the nation and Ontario School District is no exception.

Nicole Albisu, Ontario School District superintendent, said security has become an educational priority.

 “One of the things that we focus a lot on is safety. We want kids . . .