|Published: 9:43 AM, 01/02/2013
||Last updated: 9:46 AM, 01/02/2013
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
Both the Monroe County and
Sweetwater City school systems continue to take a closer look at safety after the school shooting
in Newtown, Conn., recently.
Director of Monroe County Schools
Mike Lowry said city police and county officers will meet at Sequoyah High School on Jan. 3 at 9
a.m. and then will fan out and visit all the county-run schools while the students are still on
"They will get a chance to meet and talk about the
layout of all the schools," Lowry said.
Lowry said Madisonville
Police Chief Gregg Breeden and Sheriff Bill Bivens are very supportive of the meeting on school
safety and the tour will familiarize more officers with all the schools.
Sweetwater City Schools Director Dr. Melanie Miller had previously
announced the city system will hold a public meeting at City Hall after the City Commission meeting
(around 7:30 p.m.) on Jan. 7 to discuss ways to improve school safety.
The Sweetwater City School System sent home a letter with students just
before they went home for the holidays detailing numerous safety improvements ongoing and numerous
ways the system will track who is coming and going in the school buildings.
Director of Sweetwater City Schools Dr. Melanie Miller said the city
system has gotten a lot of input from parents and the community on how to make the learning
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