Jacksonville Mayor announcing new safety effort ahead of school year

One school district in the east is ramping up security efforts as kids prepare to head back to the classroom.

Jacksonville Mayor Sammy Phillips plans to announce a new effort to improve how schools determine threats at schools where resource officers work in the city.

School threats flooded the country following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida last year.

The Educator's School Safety Network says there were 103 school threats in North Carolina during the 2017-2018 school year alone.