Charlotte County schools will train teachers how to handle active shooter situations

The Charlotte County School Board plans to make big changes to your children’s safety for the upcoming school year by training staff on how to handle active shooter situations.

Starting Tuesday the Charlotte County school board will develop a new plan to train school staff on how they should respond to an active shooter situation, if the time ever comes. It hopes to have a more comprehensive plan by Oct. 1.

Student conduct policy will also be updated to call for expulsion of students who make threats at school.

Other policy update changes include how medical marijuana can be given to students during school hours and parents must give proof their child needs to take their medicine during school hours and sign a waiver.

Reporter:Erika Jackson
Writer:Lincoln Saunders