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Secret Service to train local school staff members

Updated: Friday, January 10 2014, 05:15 PM EST

By: NEWS9 and Jon Rudder
DILLONVALE, Ohio --

 

More than 200 Buckeye Local Schools staffers, various investigators, prosecutors, first responders and prevention/intervention staff will listen to the U.S. Secret Service’s expertise on safety.

 

The unique in-service training on Jan. 21 will focus on school safety, and Superintendent Mark Miller said some of the topics will include foundations of threat assessment, prevention of targeted violence, and information sharing and privacy issues.

 

With about 900 students in the building, Miller said staff members can’t exercise caution in the safety of their students. He added that with such close-knit communities, should something happen whether at Buckeye Local or another area school, it would have a ripple effect on other districts.

 

Miller said that because of that, Buckeye Local has an obligation to extend the opportunity to surrounding schools.

 

“If you're going to train your staff, if you're going to train your personnel, why not get the ones who protect our most important leaders in our country,” he said. “We can't just let this be about Buckeye Local. I work not only with the students and the teachers of Buckeye Local, but also with Indian Creek or Edison or Martins Ferry or Cambridge and things of that nature, so why not invite them?”

 

Anyone interested in the public session must register by Jan. 15 by calling the superintendent’s office at 740-769-7395.

 

Miller said that Secret Service members will be on-hand from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The in-service for the staff will be held at 3 p.m. with the public session following at 4 p.m.

 

Secret Service to train local school staff members


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