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School board reviews local procedures

Posted: Thursday, Dec 27th, 2012

UCKHANNON — With the tragedy in Newtown, Conn. fresh in everyone’s minds, the Upshur County Board of Education heard a report on school safety efforts in Upshur County at Tuesday’s meeting.

Superintendent Scott Lampinen first shared with the board a letter that was sent home to parents on Monday, Dec. 17, three days after the Dec. 14 shooting that killed 26 students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut.

The letter included some information about safety efforts in the school system, and on the reverse was information on how to help children cope with a tragedy.

“We constantly are looking at our safety procedures,” he said.

An Upshur County Schools safety committee encompasses administration, first responders, law enforcement and the Upshur County Office of Emergency Management and meets a minimum of twice a year.

For obvious reasons, Lampinen said too much information cannot be shared about the safety plans the school system has in place.

For the complete article see the 12-24-2012 issue.

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