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NC Superintendent Statement On School Safety

School leaders: Columbine, Virginia Tech, others – and now Parkland, Fla. As a society, we must find long-term solutions. As school leaders, we must continue to take the actions we have in our power to prevent such tragedies in our schools. More will follow from my office as we enter the upcoming legislative session, but here is a reminder list of actions you can reemphasize at your schools today: The small procedures add up. Strictly follow the entrance and visitor check-in processes. Make sure doors are never propped open and that students/staff do not open doors at-will for others. Encourage students to report odd behavior and odd social media trends. Students should tell someone immediately and know there are no consequences for being concerned.

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