COCHISE COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Sheriff Mark Dannels, Chief Adam Thrasher, Palominas School Superintendent Marylotti Copeland, and Cochise County School Superintendent Jacqui Clay, along with ALICE Trainers from both the Sheriff's Office and Sierra Vista Police Department were on hand Tuesday night, March 20, to present information about the training that has been provided to over 12,000 students, teachers, and churches over the past 18 months.
This event was scheduled to provide critical information to the public, parents, teachers, and others about the importance of training and being prepared for an active killer situation.
As an example:
- Did you know that schools provide ONE fire drill per MONTH (every month) to ensure the training about fire situations remains constant?
- Did you know that the last child that died in a school fire was in 1958?
- Did you know that schools provide ONE active killer drill per YEAR?
- Do you know how many children have been killed or injured in active killer situations just in 2018 alone?
Although being the second such presentation, and being publicized, the event was attended with less than what we were hoping for, but we appreciated everyone who took the time to become educated in the process.
These types of events are crucial to communicate public safety points to our citizens, and each time there is yet another school violence incident, the need becomes greater.
Training can save lives so when we host another event, we hope that you can take some time from your schedule and join us.