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Lee Co. Board of Education tackles school safety

Lee County educators are taking additional precautionary measures to make sure board members and staff are prepared in case of an emergency. (Source: WALB) Lee County educators are taking additional precautionary measures to make sure board members and staff are prepared in case of an emergency. (Source: WALB)
Jason Miller, Superintendent, Lee County School System (Source: WALB) Jason Miller, Superintendent, Lee County School System (Source: WALB)
The goal is to make Lee County schools safe learning environments. (Source: WALB) The goal is to make Lee County schools safe learning environments. (Source: WALB)
LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

Following a high number of school shootings across the country, Lee County educators are taking additional precautionary measures to make sure board members and staff are prepared in case of an emergency.

Monday night, at the Lee County Board of Education meeting, board members went through safety training as a part of their annual training. 

The topic was added to the agenda after the Parkland shooting in Florida.   

Superintendent Jason Miller wants to make sure every board member is up to date on security measures. 

He said the goal is to make his schools safe learning environments.

"We certainly want to be prepared as we can be for any type of emergency," said Miller.

Lee County has an active shooter plan set in place and will continue to perform drills to keep students and staff prepared. 

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