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Louisiana law requires schools to plan for an active shooter

February 27, 2014
Source: Emergency Management

We're seeing much closer collaboration between school districts and police departments than ever before. Districts are using network-centric emergency communications systems like Metis Secure's to establish digital "hotlines" between school personnel and local police--giving police much more visibility into local schools, and substantially improving their response speed in an emergency.

This article from Emergency Management details the steps Louisiana is taking to enhance collaboration between school districts and law enforcement/emergency responders. From the article:

The events that surrounded the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012, served as another wake-up call for education administrators and law enforcement to ramp up emergency preparedness plans in the event of a crisis like a school shooter....

Six months after the school shooting in Newtown, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed House Bill 718 into law. Schools within the state are now required to coordinate with law enforcement and fire department officials to improve safety. The bill states that schools must develop a viable crisis management plan with an emphasis on preparing for a school shooter.

Read the whole pieceĀ here.