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Dec 16, 2013 9:19 PM by Mike Powers - KPAX News

Missoula schools continue safety measures review

MISSOULA - Four days after the latest school shooting in Colorado a committee forged ahead with security plans for Missoula County Public Schools.

The district's Safety and Security Task Force met on Monday at its regularly scheduled meeting to continue to look at ways to keep students safe.

The current crisis plan was reviewed, and each school expected to go over its strategy three times a year.

"Active resistance" training for a worst-case scenario was also discussed, and the committee has recommended hiring a Safety and Security Coordinator to oversee the district.

"We're looking for a person who would provide leadership, that has the skills and expertise to basically say to us, 'this is where your safety and security program is today - this is what you need to be doing, this what you need to improve.' We're looking for a special person that will provide us that expertise," explained MCPS Superintendent Dr. Alex Apostle.

The school board would need to approve the hire, and funding would need to be found.

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