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STATEWIDE -- As Indiana recognizes "Safe Schools Week," Indiana's Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick says school safety is very broad and covers more than just threats or acts of violence on students and teachers.
"It's anything from our trips on our school bus to inclement weather to the ph of our swimming pools. To narrow down to one topic is quite dangerous," Dr. McCormick tells 93 WIBC's Tony Katz.
Dr. McCormick stresses that the best way for schools to be safe is for parents, teachers and students to work together to report any suspicious
"Many of our districts have a reporting mechanism, whether it's an app, whether it's a phone call, but they need to utilize it. It's going to take everybody. There are no yellow flags, there are red flags, so if you see something you have to say something," says Dr. McCormick.
In August, Gov. Holcomb recommended more active shooter drills, more mental health services and an anonymous tip line for reporting bullies and threats to improve safety at Indiana's schools.
Safe Schools Week is Oct. 21-27 with a goal of bringing awareness and discussing improvements to policies that keep school campuses free of crime, violence, drug activity, and other threats to school security.