Seventh Annual Safety In Our Schools Conference to be held next week

| June 22, 2016

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ATHENS – Acting U.S. Attorney G.F. Peterman, III, Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency Director Jim Butterworth and State School Superintendent Richard Woods announce that their agencies have joined forces to present the Seventh Annual “Safety in Clur Schools Conference.”

The conference will be held at The Classic Center in Athens June 28-30, 2016.

Educators, School Resource Officers, Local Law Enforcement Officers and Emergency Responders will have an opportunity to receive 16 hours of training during the three-day conference. Topics will include: Active Shooter Response, Understanding Signs of Gang Activity, Severe Weather Planning, Reunification After a Critical Incident, Synthetic Drugs Overview, Terrorist Recruitment, Cyber-Bullying/Sexting, and many others.

On Wednesday, June 29th, Missy Owen, with Davis Direction Foundation, will present “Heroin is Killing Our Children” where she will discuss the death of her own son from a heroin overdose and provide an understanding of the current opioid/heroin epidemic in our country.

“When they send them to school, parents entrust their children to the educators and law enforcement officers who work in the system every day to makes sure that our kids not only get a great education, but also that they have safe place to learn and that they go home safely at the end of the day. Part of making sure that school children are safe is being prepared for any emergency situation that might come up on the school campus. This training is a way for our educators, law enforcement officers and first responders to learn from each other and experts in the field the tested techniques and strategies that can be used to reduce the likelihood of school tragedies and increase the effectiveness of those called on to respond to emergency incidents at our schools,” said United States Attorney Peterman.


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