By Tamas Mondovics
On Friday, August 3, 2018, Johnson County Schools will kick-off the 2018-2019 school year. In conjunction with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, (JCSO) the Mountain City Police Department (MCPD) and the Johnson County Emergency Management Agency (JCEMA) with an active shooter drill involving all faculty and staff members at the Johnson County High and Middle Schools complex.
Due to the exercise, no students or visitors will be permitted to enter the school complex until 12 p.m. The drill will assign teachers to their individual classrooms and will practice a response to an active shooter situation by following the appropriate safety procedure. School officials emphasized that school safety is the number one priority of the Johnson County Schools System.
“We want to let the community know that we are doing everything possible to ensure the safety and security of the students and staff,” said Angie Wills, Ed.S. Supervisor of Elementary Education, Johnson County TN Schools. Wills added that the JCS we welcome suggestions that would help to make area schools safer.