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Hundreds of law enforcement and school officials are in Tifton this week to try to makes schools in South Georgia safer.
It's a three day seminar put on the US Department of Justice.
It's a nightmare scenario for school and law officials, a tragedy at a school. More than 300 middle and south Georgia officials were in Tifton to make sure they can keep kids safe.
"We've got programs on bullying, on cyber crime, terrorism issues, and what to do if there is a natural disaster," said U.S. Attorney Michael Moore.
Many security measures are for the hours of 8 and 3, but school sporting events throw on added obligations to teachers and coaches.
"The safety and security at all high school athletic events is a shared responsibility between school personnel and community personnel," said Ralph Swearngin, the GHSA Executive Director. "The more that they talk and work with each other, the better atmosphere that we are going to have at our events."
The GHSA says they want to make sure all of their players, coaches, and spectators enjoy their time around school athletics. Swearingin says they must be prepared for the worst around the field.
"Multiple player fights where people came on the field," said Swearngin. "Some of them were after the games were over. Some of them were during scrimmages and things of that sort with several different schools around the state."
It is fitting that while preparing for how to handle rough situations, a thunderstorm hit Tifton. Moore says administrators cannot focus on just one thing.
"There are several things, I do think that bullying is an issue," said Moore. "When you dig down on it a little bit, you find out that is an issue for our younger kids. You just need to be prepared for those things and think outside the box a little bit."
They want to have plans for the worst case scenarios, they just hope they don't have to put those plans into action.
Department of Justice officials say it's good for school emergency officials to get familiar with each other because in an emergency, schools may need to work together.