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Snapp: Indiana School Safe
Updated May 5, 2013 12:03 AM | Filed under: Network Indiana
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - In the wake of thirty or more deaths in a mass shooting at Virginia Tech University, Indiana School Safety officials say there's reason to believe Hoosier schools are safe.

Clarissa Snapp heads the State Department of Education's School Safety Specialist Academy. She says Indiana public schools have been required since 1998 to have at least one person who attends yearly training to learn what to do in the event of such an emergency.

Snapp says if a school fails this requirement, it's in violation of state law. Snapp admits metal detectors have bee dismissed as too time consuming in many places, but says schools are routinely placed on lockdown in the event of danger and use wand-style detectors to look for contraband weapons.



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