|Published:||Feb 15, 2013 4:50 PM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 15, 2013 6:43 PM EST|
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- It's been two months since the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. While the families continue to grieve, the Collier County School System, along with the Sheriff's Office, are continuing to examine and update their school safety guidelines.
"I don't think its any difference in public safety or the business world, everyday i think you have to self evaluate to better yourself, raise the bar per se, but unfortunately its situations like sandy hook that really make you take a step back," said Chief Jim Bloom, Chief of Operations for the Collier County Sheriff's Office.
The Sheriff's Office will pay for this new initiative that requires school administrators to take part in self-defense training.
"We did table top exercises with them, we ran with them some scenarios, and made them, I dont want to say struggle, but raelly look at what they had in place, what they will do if something like that did occur."
The 3000 teachers and staff members are next, but for them it's voluntary.
"At the end of the day, I think we would be remiss as an agency and school system would be remiss, along with the community in general, if we did not try to prepare ourselves to be the most protective and safe environment for our children to learn in," said Chief Bloom.
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