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Glasgow Teachers Get Training

Sandy Hook Elementary was the second-deadliest school shooting in the U.S. history. And since the massacre, Glasgow High School has been on lockdown, according to Superintendent Mike Reynolds.At first security protocol meant “I am going to lock and close my door, turn the light off, and move to a safe area of the room and take roll call,” says Reynolds.But after incidents like Newtown, teachers are taking their positions as protector more seriously.They really “open our eyes,” said Mellisa Morrison, a Glasgow teacher. She said is now more aware of the “whole idea, of making sure your kids are out of sight.”On Friday, officials also brought in Strategos International, a company run by two former police officers that is about four years old.Vice President Mark Warren said, “we practice drills, we practice fire drills, disaster training, but after the Connecticut shooting, we have to take it one step further.”Intruders can include anybody with a weapon, whether it is a faculty member, student or an outside individual.Some tactics they taught teachers was how to barricade doors properly.Warren said, “We have to look at these incidents, break them apart and look at the tragedy so we don’t repeat it.”Srategos International used a four-year grant from the state government that ended in October.

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