Memphis school leaders lay out emergency plan

(WMC-TV) – The recent school shooting in Connecticut has many Mid-Southerners wondering if their kids are safe at school.

Action News 5's Amy Speropoulos received a phone call recording yesterday from Superintendent John Aitken. And in this recording, he is reassuring parents that safety is a top priority.

Also, Memphis city schools have several procedures in place in case of an emergency as well. School officials laid out their plan to Action News 5...

  • All doors are locked
  • There are security cameras at entrances and throughout schools
  • Visitors must be buzzed in via a visual monitoring system
  • Visitors are required to report to the office for check-in
  • MCS Security Officers and MPD Officers are assigned to schools
  • Metal detector searches at schools

Shelby County schools board member David Pickler is reassuring parents that all these procedures are in place to keep your child safe.

Every Memphis and Shelby County school has an emergency management plan.

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