Updated: 10/22/2013 5:26 PM
Created: 10/22/2013 5:10 PM WHEC.com
By: Amanda Ciavarri
Teachers are with your students most of the day. The latest school shooting in Nevada has left many wondering, what's being done to train teachers so they can protect children in an emergency?
These days, teachers have more to think about besides lesson plans. They know the dangers they could face everyday while watching over your children.
The supervisor of the Greece Central School District, Steve Chatterton, says safety is a top priority and it starts with educating teachers. The security teams in the district have already had 400 hours of training in the last six weeks alone. That's since the beginning of the school year.
Along with the security teams, teachers are also getting training year round. The district works with police department and firefighters to help teachers think about different possible emergency scenarios and learn how to react, who to call and what resources that are available.
Chatterton says while you can't prepare for everything, it is important to be familiar with what options you have in an emergency situation.
Chatterton said, “Teachers are now aware that things can happen. Before Columbine, unheard of. Columbine changed police work, it changed teaching, it changed everything. You're hoping you are preparing for the worst case scenario and you say it will never happen here, but you have to be ready in case it does, you have to be in the present.”
News10NBC is waiting to hear back from other school districts. As soon as we hear from them, we'll post information at www.whec.com.