School employees participate in security and safety exercise | Schools
CHAPIN, SC (WIS) - Employees of Lexington-Richland School District Five are among the first in the nation to participate in a new safety and security exercise. The program was held to help the district prepare its response to a future disaster or emergency.
The program was hosted by the State Law Enforcement Division and the Federal Emergency Management Agency and was the first of its kind in FEMA's southeast region.
The two-day exercise was held at Chapin Elementary School on September 13th and 16th. The tabletop exercise focused on dealing with an active shooter response and recovery at the school.
Members from the Lexington County Sheriff's Department, Chapin Police Department, Lexington Fire Department, EMS, Emergency Management Departments, Lexington Medical Center and the SC Emergency Management Division attended.
District Superintendent Dr. Stephen Hefner said, “We are constantly looking for ways to make our schools more safe and secure. Thanks to our School Board for their support and to all our law enforcement and first responder partners. We have a great team working on school safety.”
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