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March 4, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Angela Murphy of the SAFE Schools Committee shares ideas with Allen County commissioners while Chi Wiggin and Shannon Moore listen carefully. Photo by Trevor Hoag / Iola Register

Represented by Angela Murphy, the SAFE Schools Committee reported to Allen County commissioners some of its recent work regarding school safety.

The group has been working on strategic emergency planning, getting radios in schools, procuring opioid overdose supplies and “stop the bleed” kits, hazmat response, tornado preparation and suicide prevention.

Later in the meeting, commissioner Bruce Symes, who’d attended the SAFE Schools Committee’s last meeting also mentioned night-locks, cameras and cyber-security (against the “dark web”).

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