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Noblesville, IN: Dealing with school threat; "need for a full-time school safety director"

June 13, 2018, Noblesville (IN) Times: Safety is focus at Noblesville school board meeting A standing room only crowd attended Tuesday night’s Noblesville School Board meeting to hear what safety measures the district plans to implement following an active shooter situation at Noblesville West Middle School May 25, There was anger from some in the audience. There was also gratitude with how the school leaders handled the lockdown, how students remained calm and how first responders kept order…. Three main points of emphasis were mentioned that drew immediate applause from the crowd: elimination of portable classrooms, the need for a full-time school safety director and the importance of mental health counseling services provided to the students. … Denis also expressed the importance of increasing mental health counseling. “Once we know there is an incident of concern, we can intervene when there are warning signs,” she said…. “I think because we’ve had community meetings before and we’ve heard that from them,” she said. “We listen to our community.”


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