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Just how safe are our schools?

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MUSCOGEE COUNTY, GA (WTVM) -

In almost a week, thousands of Muscogee County students will head back to school, some for the very first time. So just how safe are our schools?

MCSD Security Coordinator Scott Thoman answers.

"The Muscogee County School District, Columbus Police Department, County Sheriff Office, and County Marshall's office all work hand-in-hand to insure that the school district is as safe as humanly possible," said Thoman.

Next Wednesday Meawn Wilson will send her three-year-old daughter to Pre-K. She said she isn't too concerned but still has reservations. 

"Everybody needs to come together and help each other instead of being against each other," says Wilson.

Thoman says Wilson and other parents throughout the district should feel safer than ever before about sending their children off to school. District security systems were inspected and updated at the beginning of the year and more school resource officers were added in needed areas.

"We are constantly working to identify where we may need to put more resource officers and it's a constantly evolving process," he says.

Wilson is thankful that there have not been any major incidents of violence in Muscogee County Schools. Thoman says his team works hard to keep it that way by locking front doors, making it mandatory that even parents identify themselves before entering any school.

If you have an incident to report at a Muscogee County School you can do so by calling 9-1-1 or contacting an administrator at the school where the incident occurred. 

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