LaGrange police hold school safety training before new school year

LaGrange police hold school safety training before new school year
Published: Jul. 26, 2018 at 2:57 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 31, 2018 at 3:58 PM EDT
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LAGRANGE, GA (WTVM) - Students are headed back to school in just a few weeks and law enforcement officials in Troup County are making sure they are prepared for anything to happen.

Just last week, the LaGrange Police Department, along with the Troup County Sheriff's Office and school administrators, met to discuss their collaboration on improving school safety.

In the meeting, they talked about the current safety measures in place and ways they can improve them while just weeks away from the beginning of school.

So today, they will meet again to discuss one of their biggest plans about having more active shooter drills and future training in the schools when it is time to take action.

LaGrange Police Lieutenant Eric Lohr said they are looking forward to working with Troup County Schools and other first responders while sharing resources to ensure a safe learning environment.

"The fact is that firearms are getting on campus and people are getting shot whether intentionally or not," said Lt. Lohr. "It's imperative that we collaborate with the school systems to ensure that we work to identify who these folks are on the front end in order to prevent these events from occurring in the future."

Another meeting and training session will be held today, where they will try to find a solution to help save lives.

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