Dawson school safety workshop set Mar. 8


Dr. Damon Gibbs

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Following the Feb. 14 shooting death of 17 students and faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and multiple threats of shootings in Dawson, White, Hall, Forsyth and Gwinnett counties recently, high schools are doubling down on their efforts to provide a safe, secure environment for students.

The Dawson County School District will host an informational workshop at Thursday, March 8, at 6 p.m. at Dawson County Junior High School, 109 Allen Street, where students, parents and concerned community members can learn about the current safety procedures in place in the school system and make recommendations about how to improve those procedures.

School Superintendent Dr. Damon Gibbs will provide a general presentation to outline current procedures. Following that, those in attendance will participate in breakout discussions. Each school will have a classroom assigned so parents can voice their concerns, make recommendations and meet with the leadership of their child’s school.

Representatives from the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office, Fire Department and other first responders are expected to be in attendance.


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