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District safe schools meet held on Feb. 26

A safe schools meeting for Tyrrell County Schools was held Feb. 26 with all district staff, school resource officers and law enforcement to discuss critical response safety procedures, Dr. Will Hoffman, superintendent, reported.

Although every school’s needs and circumstances are different, based upon their layout, location, and population, there are three basic response actions available in an emergency situation: Lockdown, Evacuate, and Shelter in Place – or a combination of these actions, Dr. Hoffman explained.

The Tyrrell school system “will be focused on practicing our lockdown drills regularly, understanding that the more practiced we are in our safety procedures the better off we will be should a critical incident occur,” the superintendent stated. “We appreciate the support of law enforcement, and the leadership of Sheriff Liverman, as we navigate the changing landscape of school safety.”