Wilson County officials unveil new school safety measures in wake of mass-shootings


NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Wilson County officials have announced new safety measures in the wake of mass-shootings at schools in Kentucky and Florida.

In a joint release from the Wilson County Sheriff's Office (WCSO), Wilson County Schools (WCS), and the Lebanon Special School District (LSSD), the new initiatives are designed to enhance safety throughout the district.

According to police, since the recent school shootings, student threats have spiked locally and nationally. In response, the WCSO has created a "Concerned Citizens Report" and a database tracking incident reports.

The new database will also send a text message and email to a School Resource Officer supervisor for review of the complaint. Sheriff Bryan says one benefit of the database will be keeping incidents from slipping through the cracks thanks to thorough record keeping.

In addition, a School Safety Committee comprised of teachers, parents, Youth Services staff, and members of the District Attorney's office will meet quarterly to discuss concerns from the community.

Periodic security assessments of each school in the county will also take place as part of the new safety initiatives.

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