Warren County School Security Measures

Safety of the students is a top priority of the Warren County School District. The district has a plan in place for any type of emergency situation.

Nathan Conner has a daughter who attends Briarwood Elementary.
He said safety measures have changed since the days when he was a student.

"I know back when I was going to school you could just walk on in," Conner said.

As of this year, you can't just walk in to a school in Warren County. Every school either has locked access or you have to go into the office before you actually step foot into the building.

"The other door's locked, so you have to go in through the office," said Linda Montell, a grandparent of a Briarwood student.

Each school also has an emergency plan to follow in any kind of disaster.

"They cover everything from an intruder in the building to a possible armed person in the building or a natural disaster, such as a tornado or an earthquake," said Randall Jackson of Warren County Schools.

In an emergency situation, the principal notifies the faculty and immediately calls area law enforcement and the central office. The school would then contact the parents and the media.

"We would also use e-mail systems, not just one system, but many to mass notify the parents and also the telephone," Jackson said.

The teachers also have computers nearby, so they can contact parents as well.

As for Nathan Conner, he said all of the safety measures make him feel a little more secure.

"I feel real, real safe with her going to Briarwood," Conner said.

Jackson said the district is also looking into putting the emergency procedures on the internet so it's accessible to parents.

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