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School officials in Col. Co. to tweak safety plan in wake of recent shooting

The superintendent in Columbus County was in a meeting with his principals Friday when news of the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut was released. The superintendent in Columbus County was in a meeting with his principals Friday when news of the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut was released.

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) – The superintendent in Columbus County was in a meeting with his principals Friday when news of the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut was released.

Superintendent Alan Faulk said he was able to remind his faculty at that time about safety tips for when students are in school and are getting on/off buses.

According to Faulk, each middle and high school in the county has a resource officer on site and all elementary schools have an officer on call. He said all schools also have metal detectors.

School board members will review and discuss safety plans in wake of the shooting in Connecticut Friday.

Faulk believes they have a good safety plan established, but would like to add some things to the plan.

The school system sent an email to parents and teachers this weekend with tips on how to talk to children about tragedies and also added those tips to the school system's website.

According to Dr. Thom Hager with Whiteville City Schools, the shooting in Connecticut has school officials in the district looking into tweaking their crisis management plan.

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