The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 3, 1999


CCHS has emergency response plan

Concord-Carlisle High School has developed a violence prevention and response plan to address emergencies at the school, according to Dean of Students Peter Badalment. The school developed the plan two years ago and is currently expanding on the program to include the assistance of outside agencies.

The high school is now part of a local program called the School Threat Assessment and Response System (STARS) which is similar to violence prevention and response programs being implemented across the country. STARS is a collaborative group of 20 local police districts who work with area high schools to pool resources in case of an emergency. Also, if there is the threat of a potential problem at the school, members of the police department, local educators and mental health professionals would consult with the school district to give assistance.

Badalament said the school is also working with the local Red Cross to try to establish emergency preparedness training for the students themselves. Potential training would include teaching students how to respond to an emergency at the high school and to any weather-related emergencies.

1999 The Carlisle Mosquito