DURANT, Okla (KTEN) -- Safety is at the top of the list for Durant Public Schools.

"It's going to be a safe place to be," said Superintendent Duane Merideth.

After a shooting in August at a high school football game in Choctaw, Oklahoma, Durant schools and local law enforcement immediately took action. 

"Very pleased to have that relationship with all our law enforcement," said Merideth. "They came together on really a moments notice, and we said these are our protocols at events."

Whether people are going to a Friday night game or a choir event, people can expect extra security for all extracurricular activities. 

"We're doing additional fencing around the stadium as far as football goes. We're increasing the number of officers, not only at football but softball games and events," said Merideth. 

Students in sixth grade and below must have a guardian with them at all times during the event, and no one is allowed re-entry after leaving. 

"We do think these are changes are positive for the safety and security of everyone involved," Merideth said.

Merideth says these measures are a deterrent for those who want to cause harm. 

"We have two officers now at softball games. We will be fully staffed with officers at the tournament."

Durant taxpayers believe the increase security will keep people safe. 

"Especially with all the things going on with the school shootings and mass shootings everywhere, it's a good idea to have someone there that can be there on time when they need it," said Gary Rowland.