School officials discuss safety in case of an intruderPublished 5:09pm Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Selma City school principals all gathered in the school board office Tuesday to discuss one topic — safety. After the recent tragedy in Newtown, Conn. the world will forever remember that date, that town name and unfortunately the suspect’s name, Adam Lanza.
As we walk into the hallways of our schools it feels a little more shaky and scary than normal. We know now after the slaying of six and seven-year-olds that anything in the crime world is possible. But Selma City School officials do not want that to be the case. They are working diligently to halt every concern of principals and faculty members.
At the meeting on Tuesday, principals were able to give superintendent Gerald Shirley a laundry list of locks that need fixing, security lights that need to be replaced and security guards that need to be reevaluated. President of the Selma City School Board Henry Hicks, Sr. even brought up a conversation about bullet proof glass in schools across the system so that office workers would be protected from an intruder.
We agree with Shirley and Hicks both when they say there is certainly no cost on the amount of safety we can ensure for our children in schools. We are now shocked by the recent tragedy and mourning along with those across the nations as we wonder why anyone, anyone, would dare do such a thing.
The worst part is that we have to dare to protect ourselves from something like this happening again, and maybe even happening a little closer to home next time.