(Kennewick, WA) -- Area school districts are reacting after Tuesday's shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. School safety is certainly on the minds of students, staff, and parents following the massacre. The Kennewick School District released a statement this morning.

The Moses Lake School District is echoing the same sentiment regarding the use of school resource officers. In March, authorities apprehended a middle school student who brought a gun to school along with a potential hit list.

"At Chief Moses Middle School, a student reported seeing the weapon and went to the resource officer. They were able to mitigate the situation pretty instantaneously." said District Public Relations Officer Claren McLaughlin. The district also accepts anonymous tips through an app called STOPit. "It can be hard for students to speak up, and this app does help a lot.

The Robb Elementary School shooting in Texas left 19 children and two adults dead before police shot and killed the 18-year-old suspect.

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