One school system’s efforts to better prepare school administrators for the challenges of school safety have many feeling confident. Etowah County School Systems held a School Safety Presentation at the Pitman Theatre yesterday.
In light of recent events, many schools are taking a closer look at keeping faculty, staff, and especially students safe from deadly threats. The ongoing school safety training presentation gives administrators and school resource officers, along with Etowah County law enforcement officers, the chance to listen to National Association of School Resource Officers Executive Director Mo Canady speak about the roles of school resource officers.
Canady is a Albertville native and holds a degree in Criminal Justice from Jacksonville State University. He says that with recent school shootings and terroristic threats, it’s important school officials are prepared for any situation. Etowah County School Superintendent Dr. Alan Cosby says the school resource officers play an important role in protecting the school.
Dr. Cosby says it is important that School Resource Officers and administrators have a good relationship, and communication is key. Etowah County Schools also has a strong relationship with the Sheriff’s Office; Dr. Cosby says it’s all about keeping our students safe.