Huntington County Community Schools notifies community of safety procedures

Schools across the country are reevaluating their procedures after 17 people were killed at a high school in Florida.

Posted: Apr 3, 2018 11:09 PM
Updated: Apr 3, 2018 11:11 PM

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WFFT) - Huntington County Community Schools is letting the community know what they are doing to keep students safe.

Schools across the country are reevaluating their procedures after 17 people were killed at a high school in Florida.

Tuesday, the district hosted a town hall style meeting going over some of the systems in place ... such as how it trains students in the case of an active shooter using the ALICE system.

School officials put on the meeting with law enforcement because they were getting tons of questions about what the district is doing after recent threats.

The reminded parents to not believe or share everything they see on social media.

That's because every threat is being investigated, even the ones people may not know about.

Students who are responsible for threats will be prosecuted in the juvenile court system.

Parents say they hope the school listens to some of their input about future upgrades.

"I'm hoping some of the questions that other people asked will maybe think a little outside the box and keeping our school safer," said Sarah Moorman, who has one child in the school system.

"There's always that trade off between what can we afford and what and what do we want to. There's always a trade off if we spend more on safety and security, that could mean one less teacher in the classroom," said Randy Harris, Superintendent for HCCS.

Harris said the district will not arm teachers.

The distrct will have an active shooter scenario in August.

The last time that was done in Huntington County was in 2015.

If you missed Tuesday's meeting, it is available on the districts website.

Right now there are no plans for another meeting.

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