Louisiana schools implementing emergency plans

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Public schools have filed plans on how to react to an armed intruder and other emergencies on campus, said Superintendent of Education John White, and nonpublic schools are sending their plans directly to the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security.

The plans are in response to shootings in other states and White said that instead of being reactive to incidents, they’re designed to prevent such occurrences. So far, “we have not had an intruder.”

State Rep. Terry Landry, D-Lafayette, a former state police commander, asked White how many schools have implemented plans and updated them.

White answered that as of this summer, “more than half of the districts” had upgraded and “every district is in the process of updating.”

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