Lowndes County creates action plan to keep students safe

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
February 28, 2018

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WCTV) -- Following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Lowndes County Schools and the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office have released joint plans to help protect their students and staff.

In a letter to parents, they say they will be providing a certified and trained Lowndes County Sheriff’s Deputy in each school.
They have also installed “controlled entrance” points at each of the schools. They say, “We will continue to be vigilant.”

The Superintendent and Sheriff both hope that good relationships with trusted adults on campus will help children feel more safe.

They go on to say, “We understand the anxiety parents feel sending their children to school after hearing and reading about the tragic events in Parkland, Florida.”

They also commit to “minimizing the potential” for such an incident in their schools.

The complete letter is available below:

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