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FCS Security Chief discusses campus safety

June 16, 2022–6:36 p.m.


Following the recent mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, keeping schools safe is at the forefront of everyone’s mind.

Rick Flanigen, Chief Safety Officer for the Floyd County Schools told the county public safety committee on Thursday that they are redoubling their efforts to ensure that campus safety protocols are being followed.

“We are going to try to set up an active shooter table exercise,” he said.  “Then on teacher planning days, school resource officers will be presented with information about active shooter situations, drug awareness, and internet safety.  We are really focused on refining our security protocols, and making sure that we conform with any protocol that we have in place.”

Next week, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and Homeland Security, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Education, will host the 2022 Georgia School Safety & Homeland Security Conference in Columbus.