In the shooting's aftermath, district officials will review the plan with police "and see whether additions should be made or whether this is just one of those terrible, unfortunate incidents that there's not much you can do about," Dannenberg said.
"I'm mad," said 14-year-old Rayven Griffith. "Schools should be a safe place, not a place where people are being rushed to the hospital."
Her mother, Tracy Griffith, also was upset.
"They say there's school tomorrow," she said, "but how can we be sure it will be safe?"
Dannenberg said extra counselors will be on hand today for students and teachers. Religious and civic groups have called to offer whatever help they can, and most parents have been understand- ing.
"There's been a heartfelt outpouring," he said. "The community has been wonderful."
Like many other cities, Oxnard has for years waged a battle against youth violence, primarily involving gangs. Its most widely publicized school incident occurred in 2001, when a teenage gunman was fatally shot by officers as he held a 17-year-old girl hostage at Hueneme High School. The noonday incident was witnessed by scores of frightened students and teachers.
Times staff writer Gregory W. Griggs contributed to this report.