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Schools prepare for terror

Some school districts are sending letters to parents, telling how they will respond to a terrorist threat. Others have stocked up on flashlights and batteries and are practicing lockdown procedures. Still others haven’t done much more than review emergency plans already in place. In the Akron-Canton area and across Ohio, the level of school districts’ terrorism preparedness varies widely. But most districts have taken steps to make their buildings safer, and many are looking into doing more. “Even as of late last year, people were coming and going in our schools,” said Scott Ebright, a spokesman for the Ohio School Boards Association in Columbus. “Now, you have to go to the front office, and they are making sure people are registered and have a name tag. I really think schools are better prepared than they were a year ago or five years ago.” School leaders have complained about being left out of the loop in the country’s terrorism plans. Until recently, little information was available on what schools should be doing. Full Story

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