Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
Statistics show that school is one of the safest places for children, but after the Sandy Hook Shooting school safety is one of the biggest concerns across the nation.
Friday, nearly 100 law enforcement officers and educators came together to help ensure your children are as safe as possible when you send them off to school.
A police officer and a school teacher are two very careers, but nowadays they're working closer than ever before to ensure your child is safe at school.
"Schools are still safe places to be, they are safer for students and staff members to be throughout the day," said Chris Dorn, an analyst with Safe Havens International. That' a non-profit campus safety center, helping school systems improve crisis preparedness and campus safety.
School tragedies like Columbine and Sandy Hook have brought school safety to the forefront across the nation.
"Of course it's terrible a tragedy took place, but again we are seeing a resurgence of but at the same time, most of the schools we are dealing with aren't saying let's do this because of Sandy Hook."
Today Dorn went over a number of concepts with nearly 100 law officers and educators in South Georgia. "Our mission is to help schools find proven cost effective methods."
Most of the concepts came from Bibb County Georgia, where his father was Police Chief. Things such weapon detection methods that have been put to the test and helped avoid shootings.
"I learned just the way a person may be walking the way his close are fitting is a big indication of whether or not a person has a weapon."
He also goes over techniques that helped avert a bombing at a middle school and a planned double suicide by two high school students. "We developed a number of techniques; ways to search for weapons ways to use metal detection is a more focused approach than an airport style screening-- ways to assess threats."
But even with the best safety procedures in place, people respond differently under stress. "We are going to teach staff members how to respond when they have just the first 30 seconds of a crisis to decide and take action and to save lives."
He says since Columbine, schools are doing a lot more when it comes to school safety, but it's time to do even more to protect our children.