Happy birthday to Belton High School Security Officer Marcus Wilson. From the video produced by KWTX, it appears Wilson's presence and demeanor has a calming, empowering effect on the students at the school. He may be a security officer in job description, but he is also a quasi-guidance counselor as well. This accomplishes many things -- as stated above, a calming effect on students, who need to feel safe and secure while they learn, but also, if there is an issue, more than likely, Wilson will probably the first to know about it. On the flip side, rest assured, if there is a real problem, Wilson is there to handle that as well. -- IFPO.
BELTON, Texas (KWTX) Belton High School students serenaded the school’s security guard on his birthday and a video of the performance is gaining a lot of traction.
Thursday, students spread the news around school about Marcus Wilson's birthday, and shortly after they surprised him by coming together to sing “Happy Birthday.”
The video was shared through the school's Twitter account and gained a lot of traction, with many students tagging the Ellen DeGeneres show.
Students say Wilson serves as a sort of body guard for everyone in the school.
"He’s always there for all of us. He’ll show respect to you before anyone else would and before you even do to him. He has a heart, no matter who you are, and he doesn’t judge you,” junior, Darius Macluan said.
After working at the school for almost a decade, Wilson says he still loves interacting with teenagers.
"I just want to empower folks to be great. Let them know hey I’m pulling for you, that you are going to do great things. I just try to encourage people and uplift people and build people up," Wilson said.
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