Beatrice schools conduct training on what parents should do during school emergencies

BEATRICE, Neb. (KLKN) – In the event of school emergencies, parents, guardians and the community may ask what their role is.

On Wednesday, the Beatrice school resource officers hosted a training to answer the types of questions the community may have.

The main goal was to let the public know how to react in events like school shootings.

“Students that feel safe learn better,” Officer Zac Lauenstein said. “If they don’t feel safe, it’s really hard for them to learn.”

During the training, the officers showed incidents that have occurred in other states. In most, having too many people in the building caused problems.

“Usually, what they need to do is let us do our job,” Lauenstein said.

Attendees asked questions about communication inside school buildings.

The police said schools should do constant drills to identify communication failures.

Besides providing this training for the community, Beatrice Public Schools also conducts annual training for students and school staff.

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