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New security guard emphasizes safety

Travis Waits, Security Guard PhotoCo: Greta Kotova

Recently, HR gained not only a new staff member but a new security specialist as well: Travis Waits. As a new staff member at Highlands Ranch, Waits gets to experience all of the wonderful perks of being employed at the school while working in a new and different setting. The Chronicle asked Waits a few questions about his time at HR so far:

Q: How did you hear about the job opportunity?

A: Douglas County made a post about a security position at the school.

Q: What were you working as before you took this job?

A: I worked as a bus driver for the district for about a year.

Q: How has your time been at the school so far?

A:  It’s been great so far, the students are respectful and it’s a good experience. So far I like everyone.

Q: What do you think the most important aspect of your job is?

A: The most important aspect of my job is facilitating an environment of safety for all students, staff, and visitors to HRHS. I think the perception of security guards is that they just enforce the rules. That’s part of what we do, but the motive behind that is to ensure a safe presence for all.

Q: What is your relationship with the other security guards at the school?

A: I have enjoyed the interactions with the other security guards. They are good people, and I’m glad to be part of their team.

Q: What was the weirdest thing you’ve seen so far at HR?

A: I saw someone urinate on a car boot.

Q: What is an interesting fact about yourself?

A: I don’t like to run, I hate it actually, so likely I’ll never chase you. But since you can’t outrun a radio, I’m sure we’ll catch up.

Co Worker Brandon Davis said Waits was a “good edition to the team”. Waits is not only welcomed by fellow staff members but by students at Highlands Ranch. Stephanie McMahon, junior, said, “He seems like he really cares about the students and is very friendly!”. HR is happy to have Waits as part of our school.

Greta Kotova, Staff Reporter

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