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By Lou Marzeles
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School district holds meeting on safety

 

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SIMULATING AN ATTACK: A Goldendale police officer aims a weapon during an active shooter training in 2011. Doing additional such trainings, possibly with teachers in attendance, is an option being considered by the school district as it considers options for improving school security.

A group of school administrators, law enforcement officers, and insurance carrier representatives met at the Goldendale School District office Monday morning to discuss potential changes in its security measures in the wake of last month’s Sandy Hook school shootings.

District Superintendent Mark Heid opened the meeting by saying it was to be an open forum for comments and suggestions for assessing security procedures. While few final decisions were reached in the meeting, a wide range of considerations were raised and noted for future action.

At the meeting were the principals of the three schools in the district, district office administrators, the district’s technology and faciliti...



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