Tehama Schools Attempt to Increase Safety
Tehama schools are doing their best to bring security and safety. Law enforcement, along with educators and mental health representatives got together Thursday for the first Tehama County School Summit.
The different agencies joined to work as a team and gather ideas about how to make sure that each student is safe at all times.
The district decided to do this after the horrible tragedy that happened at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.
The school plans on making a lot of changes, one of which was implementing school resource officers at each school.
Law enforcement also wants to build strong relationships with each student. They said they would like to raise awareness and make their presence known.
“We have some of our operations tactical guys come to the schools and do walk throughs,” said Sheriff Dave Hencratt. “We want to provide suggestions because we think differently than the schools -- being education verses law enforcement, so that’s one aspect of what we can do for the schools.”
The district is also looking into installing cameras on school grounds.
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