Officials whose job it is to oversee security in the community, the schools and at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, met to discuss security measures in wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Meant to be the first in a series of meetings, the main topic of the meeting was assessing what successful security measures the Los Alamos Public School system is doing now and how it might be improved.
The first part of the meeting was a review of the district-wide plan by LAPS Superintendent Dr. Gene Schmidt. The plan, which is not available to the public, details how law enforcement and the schools should deal with a “shooter” type scenario, as well as all other kinds of emergency and disaster scenarios. However, Schmidt urged decision makers at the meeting to concentrate on the shooter scenario.
“The real intent of this is to have you tell us should we be thinking about this or that as part of your own safety plan,”
Schmidt said to the school principals and other school officials who attended the meeting.
The review also included a live feed of a security camera system from one of the elementary schools and how it works, as well as how police would react to an “active shooter.”