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How Medford Schools Are Prepared For A Dangerous Situation

The Medford School District says it works hard every day to make sure its students feel safe.

Posted: Feb 15, 2018 6:15 PM
Updated: Feb 16, 2018 6:10 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- The Medford School District says it works hard every day to make sure its students feel safe. 

Over the last 24 hours, even more footage of the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida has made its way out into the open. Many videos were taken from students in classrooms using their cell phones. 

Medford School Resource Officer Mike Jackson said if anything were to ever happen at a Medford school, students should not call their parents, but text them if they need to get ahold of them. He said if hundreds of students called their parents, it would have a big effect on cell phone towers and would stop officers from being able to get there to help.

Officer Jackson also said students should let their parents know they are okay and tell them not to come to their school since they would slow down authorities trying to get there.

Natalie Hurd, Communications Specialist for Medford School District, said all of the schools in the district do multiple trainings a year to make sure they are prepared for anything that might happen.

"We have cameras all over all of our campuses, all of our schools are locked down during the day, in terms of the windows and doors are locked. We have electronic check-in check-out systems so we know exactly who is in our buildings at all times," Hurd said.

The district sends out alerts to parents if it discovers any credible threat with Medford Police. If you are not getting those alerts by email, text or phone call, you should go to your school office and make sure they have the correct contact information.

Hurd said the district wants to encourage parents to talk to their kids about any safety concerns they may have.

She said if they are not sure how to do that or if they need help, the district has resources to help them.

"Often times we hear from parents who don't have the money to send kids to a counselor, well we have counselors in every school here at the Medford school district so come to us," Hurd said.

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