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Safety response training held

Teachers and staff at Prince Edward County Public Schools (PECPS) recently participated in a three-hour safety response training class with the Prince Edward County Sheriff’s Office and the Hampden-Sydney College Police Department.

School violence poses a threat to K-12 campuses nationwide. The preparedness of school divisions is crucial to ensuring student safety. Thomas M. Fowler, chief of police at Hampden-Sydney College, said he was “very happy for the opportunity to share [the] program with PECPS” and that “any chance we get to assist in better protecting our children is always welcomed.”

Dr. Barbara Johnson, superintendent of schools, is pleased to partner with these two organizations.

“Prince Edward prides itself on being a safe place for students, and this partnership is another way of following through on this promise,” she said.