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JWCC reviews emergency plans

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John Wood Community College is reviewing it's plans to respond to a campus shooting.

Chief of campus police Bill LaTour outlined the college's emergency strategies at Wednesday's board meeting. LaTour says they've recently added more cameras on campus and provided training for students and staff on how to respond in an active shooter situation.

John Wood also has a behavioral intervention plan which allows them to get reports on possibly troubled students.

"Troubled students who may have exhibited some type of red flag behaviors that could be potentially threatening. Because we're very interested in knowing about those things in advance. If anybody, a student, employee, or a community member is on our campus and potentially could cause a problem, we'd like to know about it ahead of time," said Bill LaTour, the Chief of Campus Police, at John Wood Community College.

John Wood also has a system that would allow the school to go on lock down.

"We've added some different style door locks on classrooms and offices and so forth so that we can lock down and secure people inside of a room if necessary," said LaTour.

In an emergency situation, John Wood can broadcast messages through speakers located in the buildings along with alerts sent via social media, text and email.
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