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April 20, 2004

Albany- Dougherty County School officials say the Columbine Massacre five years ago forced them to take a closer look at their school safety plans.

Currently, each school in Dougherty County has a safety plan that also must fall in line with the system-wide, and state-mandated safety plans.

Resource officers, security cameras, and campus police are also part of the safeguards.

"Columbine has made all of us more vigilant in the fact that we need to make sure that we understand what we have in our plans and that we follow our plans and understand our plans," says Deputy Superintendent Carlos Keith.

School officials say Columbine also reminded them that safety on campus has to be an on-going issue and must be evaluated on a regular basis.

Posted at 5:00 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com