Education Commissioner Candice McQueen released a new report to provide insight on the landscape of school safety in Tennessee.
The Rutherford County Board of Education will host a special-called meeting on May 7 to discuss safety procedures and school security.
Gov. Bill Haslam has approved the recommendations of a school safety panel, including a security risk assessment of all Tennessee public school facilities.
It was an alert student who told Rutherford County Sheriff's SRO's at Siegel a student had a gun. Rutherford County Schools Testing and Safe Schools Coordinator Josh Kubly says the fact a student came forward speaks volumes for the SRO program.
A tip lead the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department and Riverdale High School administration to discover a handgun and marijuana in a student's car.
Drills testing school safety were conducted by Rutherford County Sheriff's school resource officers in every Rutherford County School last week, SRO supervisors said.
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