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A Message from Superintendent North Regarding the Tragedy in Broward County
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Thursday, February 15, 2018

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the students and families of Broward County in this tragic time of grief and sorrow,” said Douglas County School System Superintendent Trent North. “Please know that safety is always of the utmost importance to our school system family.

“While no one can predict what might happen, we try to always be prepared for unexpected events. We are certainly on heightened alert at this time and know that our close relationship with law enforcement officials and the drills we have implemented over the years are significant to offering a safe, supportive environment,” said Mr. North.

All five high schools in Douglas County each have two Resource Officers while middle schools each have one per school. Elementary schools are served by officers from middle or high schools if emergencies arise. In addition, our elementary and middle schools have controlled access buzz in systems for visitors. All of our schools have extensive video camera monitoring systems.