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Hancock County schools have emergency plans in place

Updated: Wednesday, April 9 2014, 01:08 PM EDT
HANCOCK COUNTY, W.Va. – Parents and school leaders across the Ohio Valley watched the Pittsburgh-area stabbing situation unfold Wednesday morning and took a second look at their own emergency plans.
At Weir High School, Principal Dan Enich explained how they prepare for situations that involve fast action.
“In the event of something like that happening in Hancock County Schools, our central office has given us direction with the Code Red, Code Yellows, the lockdown procedures, and situations like that,” Enich said. “All of our teachers and students are briefed, and they know pretty much what to do. We drill them every so often.”
The Weirton Police Department is incorporated into the school, so an immediate lockdown would be instituted for teachers to take all of the students from the halls to inside classrooms.
Outside of the lockdown situation, it would be played by ear and coordinated with the police department.
Weir High students were already getting an education in safety Wednesday morning when the news out of the Pittsburgh area broke as emergency crews worked the simulation of a deadly car crash involving teens on campus. With prom season nearing, the mock crash warned of the dangers of distracted driving, which has become one of the biggest hazards behind the wheel, particularly among teens. Texting while driving is a rising factor in fatal crashes.

Hancock County schools have emergency plans in place

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