|Published: 10:40 AM, 02/06/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-It's never happened
here, and everyone hopes it never does, but as Monroe County Sheriff
Bill Bivens said, "We live in a modern world and need to be ready."
Members of Monroe County law
enforcement and the local school systems met Monday to discuss how to
make schools safer, with one option being emergency radios in all the
"All the schools do have radios," Monroe County E911 Director Clara Hitson said, "but they're not
uniform (in their make) and a lot of them are hand held radios, which
don't always get out, especially in the schools in the mountain
Hitson stressed that 911 is the best
way to get help in an emergency, but a radio tied into the 911 system
would allow them to know immediately what was happening.
"If a student or teacher is sick," she said, "please still call 911. But if someone is coming into the
school and putting everyone in danger, a radio would let us know
immediately what was happening."
See full story in the Wednesday, Feb. 6, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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