Keeping students safe continues to be a big concern in area schools. Indiana State Police visited Eastern Pulaski Schools last month to give teachers some classroom safety tips, according to Superintendent Dan Foster.
“I think one of the hardest realities as an educator is that, heaven forbid, if this ever happens in Winamac, Indiana, when that first group comes in, if you’re laying there injured, they’re going right past you,” Foster told the school board last week. “That’s a tough reality because they are trying to neutralize the threat, and injured and deceased will be dealt with later. That’s a tough pill, and that’s kind of kind of when reality starts hitting.”
Eastern Pulaski staff members have also been working with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office in recent months to reevaluate safety procedures.
Similar efforts have been taking place in Starke County. Last week, many of the county’s first responders and school officials gathered for a Starke County Crisis Committee meeting.