In a day and age where safety in schools has become a top priority, districts across the country have to take extra precautions to keep their students and staff safe.
Lincoln Community High School is preparing staff and students for the possibility of events similar to recent happenings in Connecticut and Washington involving school shootings. According to Superintendent Robert Bagby, drills can never be reinforced too much, which is why he stresses every safety precaution possible is taken during the school day.
Different drills are done during various times of day at random and Bagby notes teachers have the biggest responsibility oto make sure every student is accounted for. Bagby says it's difficult to maintain safety in all locations, but he feels his staff does a good job.
Bagby adds the LCHS School Board has recently spent money to update various safety units throughout the campus. New doors and cameras have been installed over the last couple years. He says it's not a stretch to say nearly a half-million dollars have been invested in school safety upgrades across the school.