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Worth Co. schools urge parents to update emergency contact information

Worth County Schools remind parents to update their child's emergency contact information. (Source: WALB) Worth County Schools remind parents to update their child's emergency contact information. (Source: WALB)
Kay Mathews (Source: WALB) Kay Mathews (Source: WALB)
WORTH CO., GA (WALB) -

Worth County school officials want to remind parents the importance of updating their child's emergency contact information. 

Last Thursday, the high school went on lock down after police received word of a potentially suicidal person headed to the school. 

 Administrators called parents and guardians listed on each student's emergency contact, alerting them of the lock down. 

Superintendent Kay Mathews said the alert system administrators have in place assures parents are notified in case of emergency.

Parents asked why the call alert didn't come sooner.

Mathews says they work with law enforcement and the 911 center to make sure they're putting out the most accurate information.

"There were misconceptions about what was happening," she said, "and that scares parents. We want to get the right information out. And if it comes from us, you know that it's correct."

If you need to update your child's contact information, you can call his or her school. 

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