HCCSC to hold safety meeting at HNHS April 3

Local law enforcement officials meet with the Huntington County Community School Corporation School Safety Team recently. HCCSC will hold a school safety meeting for the public at Huntington North High School on Tuesday, April 3, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.
Local law enforcement officials meet with the Huntington County Community School Corporation School Safety Team recently. HCCSC will hold a school safety meeting for the public at Huntington North High School on Tuesday, April 3, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Photo provided.

In response to the recent school shootings and subsequent “copycat” threats to schools in the surrounding area, the Huntington County Community School Corporation will hold a school safety meeting at Huntington North High School on Tuesday, April 3, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

Members of local law enforcement, including the Huntington Police Department and Huntington County Sheriff’s Department will be on hand, as well as the HCCSC School Safety Team. Students, parents and community members are encouraged to attend.

Attendees should use Door 28 to enter.

Additionally, it has been publicized that national organizations are encouraging students to participate in a “Walkout” scheduled for Wednesday, March 14. This is the one-month anniversary of the Parkland, FL school shooting. This walkout is anticipated to last for 17 minutes in honor of the 17 lives lost in Florida. The purpose of this walkout is for students to express their concerns over school safety.

HCCSC has received communication that some of its students plan to participate in these events. Administration will not deny students their right and have proactively set some parameters to make sure that everyone stays safe. Designated areas will be set up on school properties for students to walk to if they so choose. This area will be supervised by staff and law enforcement to ensure student safety. Students will be afforded the 17 minutes designated for this event and will then be respectfully directed back to class. Students who participate in the walkout will be expected to address any missed work from class.

Participation in the walkout is not required and students who choose to participate will not be penalized or receive disciplinary consequences as long as they adhere to the parameters. These parameters are designed to ensure the safety of students and are not designed to stifle the spirit of the event.