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Updated: 03/07/2018 08:30:01AM

School safety a major issue at town hall

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Superintendent Brenda Longshore speaks to a gathering of parents and district employees at Monday evening’s Town Hall Meeting with the Superintendent, which was held at the Lake Placid High School Commons.


Lake Placid resident Steve Blount presented his ideas on preparing schools in the event of a shooter, which included training volunteers to assist the school resource officers in patrolling the campuses and allowing teachers to have a gun locked in their desk drawer in their classrooms.


From left: Exceptional Student Education Director Pam Lanier and Superintendent Brenda Longshore at the Lake Placid Town Hall Meeting with the Superintendent on Monday as Lanier answers an ESE-related question from the grandmother of an elementary student who has autism.


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LAKE PLACID — School safety dominated the questions during the open forum portion of Superintendent Brenda Longshore’s Town Hall Meeting Monday evening in the Lake Placid High School Commons.

Before taking questions from the public, Longshore provided an overview of the district’s student demographics, core values and goals and school safety efforts before and after last month’s shooting at a Broward County high school.

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