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Region 8 teachers and administrators participate in crisis preparation workshop

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Teachers and administrators from schools all over Region 8 spent their day at the Northeast Arkansas District fairgrounds in Jonesboro to take part in a "Crisis Planning and Preparation" workshop.

Law enforcement officials discussed scenarios to help school representatives establish protocols for responding to and dealing with any type of disaster at their school.

Lieutenant Rick Elliot of the Jonesboro Police Department said the workshop was a great opportunity for everyone to exchange information.  

"We have all these teachers together and we're talking about preparedness for any kind of disaster in the school or any kind of active shooter in the school," said Elliot

Elliott says hopefully teachers and administrators will take the information learned from the workshop and add it to their current crisis plans.

Over 1100 people attended today's workshop.

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