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CPSB superintendent addresses school safety

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The aftermath of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., has parents and residents in Calcasieu Parish wondering about school safety.

School Superintendent for Calcasieu Parish School Board, Wayne Savoy, said there's no way to know when an incident is going to happen at a school, but there are ways to prepare for one just in case. 

"There isn't one system that I know of that's perfect, but our teachers, our principals and even our students are very conscience of the right things to do in the school," Savoy said.

But when things don't go right, Savoy said every school has a crisis management plan and first responders are notified immediately.

"We work very closely with the Sheriff's Office and city police and a lot of times if there's an incident in the community that could affect something going on in the school, they let us know and the principals are aware and we start taking precautions the day after, so our schools are very student safety conscience," he said.

And when an emergency situation occurs in the school or community, the schools here in Calcasieu Parish are prepared to help students and school employees.

"Our counselors are trained and we send out professionals to the classes or schools to help bringing a normal as normal as you can back to that situation," Savoy said.

Savoy said emails were sent out to principals and teachers with tips on how to talk to students about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, as well as other devastating situations.

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