Morgan County Schools adds new safety precautions

New and improved safety precautions will greet teachers, students and parents at Morgan County Schools in the coming days. WAAY31 was in Morgan county where we got an up-close look at the changes parents and students can expect to see.

Posted: Aug 1, 2018 3:23 PM

Morgan County Schools is working to make sure students and parents feel safe this upcoming year.

"Nothing is going to keep everyone 100 percent safe but we've created layers that people have to go through," said Superintendent Bill Hopkins.

Those layers include adding a new student resource officer, a buzz-in system, ID scanner, and using the Say Something app. The app let's students post anonymously about potentially dangerous situations.

"We are hoping that'll better protect our students but also make our parents feel better," Hopkins.

Emily Fagerman is one of those parents. She has two kids at Priceville Junior High.

She told us even though she feels safe with her kids at school, the worry of the worst case scenario does linger in the back of her mind.

"Of course you're always a little afraid of those kind of things," Fagerman.

For now school officials are relying on these new safety measures come the start of school on August 8th.

"I feel they're going to do everything they can to make sure they're prepared and aware of whats going on," Fagerman.

Superintendent Bill Hopkins told WAAY31 as of now there are only 8 SROs for all 14 schools, but he hopes to add one for each school in the upcoming future.

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