The shooting at a Joplin middle school has prompted Governor Matt Blunt to put Public Safety officials and educators together to come up with some ideas for improving emergency preparedness plans at Missouri schools. Spence Jackson, the Governor’s spokesman, says Memorial Middle School in Joplin had a plan in place and it worked very well. He says it’s important that all schools be prepared for possible threats. So, there will be an Internet-based telecast to schools and first responders on October 19th to share ideas. The Department of Public Safety and educators with the Missouri School Boards Association will meet in the coming days to discuss emergency preparedness strategies.
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