Region 8 teachers and administrators participate in crisis preparation workshop

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

Lawenforcement officials discussed scenarios to help school representativesestablish protocols for responding to and dealing with any type of disaster attheir school.

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

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

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

Over 1100 people attended today's workshop.

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