School Security and Safety Tour


(WBRE/WYOU-TV) It was all about safety today at one school district in Luzerne County.

     Dallas School District Officials held a walkthrough of all of their buildings to see what can be done to improve safety measures.

     The I-Team’s Andy Mehalshick tells us more about how and why

  “There’s always an opportunity to improve. There’s always an opportunity to get better,” Said Tom Duffy, Superintendent Dallas School District.

 And that’s why these folks are here…law enforcement, security experts, prosecutors, and first responders took a walking tour of the Dallas School District Campus Wednesday morning.   “It’s an opportunity for input to talk about some of the things that we’ve improved and enhanced over the years. But also an opportunity to hear from our partners about things we might want to take a look and continue to improve,” Explained Duffy.

   “The plan is never done and it is never perfect,” Said Garret Rain, a Security Expert

 Dallas has hired a security firm to review its safety measures every year. They want input from the people who would respond to these schools if an incident took place.

We did a physical site security assessment of all the buildings. We now have been working with the district and walking them through the process creating their emergency operations plan,” Said Rain

 For parents, like David Brown, This is a welcome sight  “I’m glad to see the police are here. I know there are police here every day. One is stationed here all the time and I think that’s a good thing.”

  Catherine Furman, added “It’s very very important. I want to make sure my kids are safe.”

The Dallas School district is on a growing list of districts across the nation hiring security consulting firms to review and advise them on safety measures

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