As schools like Greenfield-Central High School consider changes to their lockdown and safety procedures, the nationwide debate over school safety has turned to arming administrators.
Greenfield-Central practiced their “Code Red” lockdown drill Tuesday. The drill was scheduled before the Newtown, Conn., shooting, but now administrators plan to take notes and meet about possible changes. In particular, Greenfield may consider a partial evacuation in their procedure.
“Obviously, that’s something we’re going to look at and see if that’s something we need to adjust,” said Dan Jack, Assistant Principal and school safety specialist.
In other states, considerations are being made to allow administrators in schools to carry guns. Here in Indiana, that idea has been floated behind-the-scenes but not formally proposed.
“I think it’s a scary thing to get to that place where we have to arm ourselves,” Jack said.
Jack said the district will focus on the changes it can make under state law. In Indiana, only police officers can carry a gun on school property. Top lawmakers said that right now, there are no drafts of legislation that would change the law.