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Local schools back in session in wake of school shooting

A heightened safety awareness prevails at local schools on the first day back since Friday’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, some area school officials reported this morning.

Bellefontaine City Schools Superintendent Beth Harman visited each of the district buildings this morning to check on how students and staff members were faring following the tragedy.   

“We have guidance counselors available at each of the schools,” she said. “As adults, we’re trying to be very vigilant after this situation and available to students to talk about how they might be feeling.”

The superintendent said this fall all BCS staff members participated in an active shooter response training offered by the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office called the ALiCE, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evade.

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