WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.– Officials with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School system say you can bet school safety, specifically elementary school safety will be talked about for weeks to come as a result of what happened in Connecticut.
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School spokesperson Theo Helm says, “I think it will certainly be a topic when we get together again and go forward. I think anytime something of this magnitude happens people all over the country look at it and see how it can be applied to what they do.”
The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System does not have school resource officers at elementary schools like it does at Middle and High Schools.
The system does have lock down procedures and safety policies specific to elementary schools that are documented and practiced.
“Elementary schools, just like all of our schools, do have lockdown procedures that they follow and all of them practice those at least twice a year and document them,” says Helm.