By Kelsey Kennedy, Producer/Digital Journalist - email
RAYLAND, Ohio -
A team from the National Threat Assessment Center and the U.S. Secret Service visited Buckeye Local High School Tuesday afternoon to talk to teachers and first responders about preventing and responding to threatening situations in school.
Superintendent Mark Miller said the presentation was made possible through the district's partnership with START LLC, which stands for Special Tactics and Rescue Training.
The district is also training teachers on how to respond in the case of an emergency. Congressman Bill Johnson was on hand to stress the importance of having a solid response plan.
Buckeye Local also plans to implement a new technology created by Joe Charles and START CEO Frank Hoagland.
360 Safe Solutions is an application that tracks and records the attendance of students and teachers. It also records visitors and their destination inside the school. In the case of an emergency the app alerts teachers and first responders.
It will push information out to the teachers on their desktops, phones and tablets to tell them exactly what is going on and what they need to do," says Charles. "Then the teachers will need to report back through the application so we can run reports on any students that are missing, injured or incapacitated."
The company plans to implement the app in about a month. They'll run scenario drills within the schools during the final phases of development.