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Many like Kelly Fulton of Dickson, considered taking their kids home early from school after hearing about the deadly school shooting in Connecticut.
"It was horrifying and very scary," said Fulton. "As soon as I heard I wanted to leave and come get my kids."
The tragedy also makes many parents and educators wonder if something similar could happen in Tennessee.
Dickson county Superintendent Danny weeks says that's exactly what he did today and he started by looking at how his crisis plan would work.
"In a situation such as what happened today each one of our buildings has an off-site location that they know they would transport students to," said Weeks.
That plan includes procedures for getting kids there by bus and a phone system that can contact parents immediately.
Next February Dickson County Schools will see how it all works with a large scale emergency drill.
Weeks says it was in the works before Friday's school shooting.
"We don't wanna become complacent in our attempts to write a plan thinking we might never use it but actually knowing how to implement it if it were there," said Works.
Planning ahead for a day no one wants to see.
Saturday, December 15 2012, 12:09 AM CST
Former Dyer County constable sentenced to prison
May 23, 2013 12:50 GMT
DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Dyer County Constable Derick Shane Hundley has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.
The State Gazette (http://bit.ly/14UHydd ) reported Hundley was sentenced Monday after earlier entering a guilty plea to enticement of a minor through electronic means. The government dropped a child pornography count.
Prosecutors said Hundley, who is 30, used a cellphone to try to entice a minor female to have sex with him. Police arrested Hundley last July and found an external hard drive that contained numerous images of minors involved in sex. He resigned from the constable post he had won in 2010 after his arrest.
Information from: State Gazette, http://www.stategazette.com
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