Posted: Dec 17, 2012 3:59 PM by Katy Harris KXLF News
Updated: Dec 17, 2012 4:03 PM
BUTTE - Butte School District and police officials will be reviewing school safety procedures in January.
Butte Public Schools Superintendent Judy Jonart and the Butte Silver Bow Law Enforcement Department will discuss and look at options to upgrade school safety if necessary.
There are currently school resource officers at Butte High and East Middle School. Those officers also look over the elementary schools.
While students are on Christmas break, police officers will have active shooter training drills inside Butte schools. The training was already scheduled before Friday's school shooting in Connecticut.
Butte-Silver Bow Law Enforcement Department Captain George Skuletich says, "Hopefully it never happens again but hopefully we will make ourselves better prepared because of what did occur on Friday."
"This tragedy just brings it home at how important those drills are and how important it is to have that crisis plan in place," says Jonart.
On Monday, a rumor circulated that a Butte High School student brought a gun to school, causing a lockdown. The Butte High School Resource officer says that is a rumor and is 100% false.
Law enforcement has increased patrols in schools zones because of the school shooting in Connecticut.