Norfolk Schools Always Concerned about Safety
NORFOLK - In light of the Friday shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, schools across the nation are reviewing their safety and security plans, making sure they are doing everything they can to keep students safe. In Norfolk, Superintendent Marlene Uhing says the district's last bond issue focused on making sure the entrances to all buildings are secure, and all buildings have safety and security plans that are constantly updated. Uhing says the schools all practice fire drills, lockdown drills and severe weather drills. This past summer, the schools coordinated with police, fire personnel, the hospital and other first responders to conduct a disaster drill - and the scenario for the drill was a shooting at the junior high.