Friday, September 29, 2006
San Diego Unified school officials are reminding parents that schools are ready to respond if violence erupts. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
District officials say when a school shooting takes place in other states like those in Colorado and Wisconsin this week, parents in San Diego become worried. That’s why the district is sending school principals information about emergency procedures in the unlikely event a crisis happens here. The principals can share that information with parents and students. The district’s police lieutenant Paula Rivera says they’ve also run emergency drills.
Rivera : We just had a drill at Crawford High School this past summer. The scenario was an active shooter. And this was to hone our skills and practice what we have on paper.
Rivera says school police officers train regularly to respond to crisis situations. Over the past seven years, an average of more than 500 violent crimes took place every year on San Diego campuses. Ana Tintocalis, KPBS News.