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School Board (9-12-22) Safety Summit Updates
On Tuesday, August 30, 2022, Dr. Catlett, Dr. Eberhardt, Mike George, and Assistant to the Deputy Superintendent Angie Roenke, and Don Upperco met with Fredericksburg City Law Enforcement and Rescue Services officials.
The following updates were provided:
· James Monroe High School’s SRO Uyuree Brown-Kaleopaa, known as Officer BK, reported that FCPS Staff and Faculty provided positive feedback on the Avoid, Deny, Defend Training that took place August 1 - 5 at each school site. Staff were prepped for safety responses which included focus on escape and how the SWAT team will respond, tourniquet use, and medical and “go” bags. There was universal agreement that children are our number one priority.
· FXBG Law Enforcement teams are enthusiastic about the Upcoming Safety Summit, being held at James Monroe High School on September 24, from 9 - 10 AM. Police Chief Brian Layton arranged for the sharing of the event on Facebook by reposting James Monroe’s post. Chief Layton reported that FXBG Police have 32,000 followers.
· Chief Information Officer Mike George reported that camera systems at all the schools are nearing completion of installation and configurations. Once completed, FXBG police representatives, including Officer BK, will take part in a training on how to use the updated camera systems.
· School leadership teams will engage with the Mobile Command Vehicle and Bearcat under the supervision of Battalion Chief Jack McGovern during the month of October to better understand how emergency response team equipment will be used in the event of a threat.