During testimony before the Texas Senate Select Committee on Violence in Schools and School Security, recently hired Texas City school district Executive Director of School Safety and Security Mike Matranga, discussed what he says as the best ways to protect students, teachers, and staff from a mass shooting like the one that happened in Santa Fe, Texas on May 18. Matranga, a former Secret Service agent with experience in tactical and threat assessments, said while it is popular in the wake of the shootings at Santa Fe to call for metal detectors, arming teachers, and a beefed-up marshal program, he said they are not necessarily the right things to implement. He said the resources needed to stop violence in schools are already available, but just aren’t being utilized on a local level. His testimony and question and answers lasted for almost 45 minutes during the first of two hearings this week.