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Washington Schools Look At Security Measures

Last updated on Saturday, December 22, 2012

(WASHINGTON) - Washington schools, like every school in the country, has been reviewing its security measures since the Sandy Hook shooting massacre last week in Newtown, Conn.

Nate Smith, of the Washington Times Herald reports, Superintendent Daniel Roach informed the Washington School Board Thursday he has met with building principals in the wake of the shooting that killed 20 children and six adults. He said building security plans, a requirement for every school in the state according to statute, are being reviewed.

Also, since Washington is the largest school system in Daviess County, Roach has initiated a series of meetings with administrators from Barr-Reeve and North Daviess schools, along with Sheriff Jerry Harbstreit, Washington Police Chief Mike Healy, Prosecutor Dan Murrie and others involved with security to review county-wide planning and if it needs updating. According to state procedure, the largest school in the county has to initiate the review.

"Everyone wants to work for the greater good," Roach said.

Some of those meetings will not be open to the public, Roach said, because he believes procedural changes will be coming for local schools in the aftermath of Sandy Hook.

"We want to make certain our children are as safe as possible," Roach said.

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