New security plan for Franklin County schools
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Franklin County is making school safety a top priority. On Thursday, the Franklin County Board of Education plans to unveil a new security plan, which could include armed volunteers.
Tammy Philamlee is a mother of a Franklin County school graduate and she agrees with the county’s security plan.
‘If they`re going to do a safety program and train people it needs to be top notch. If you halfway do something then we are going to half way have security, said Philamlee.
State representative Johnny Mack Morrow says after House Bill 404 passed, it was time to take safety to a new level.
The new law allows for the use of armed volunteer in Franklin County Schools. It only applies to Franklin County. The Protection Institute will train the volunteers under the supervision of the sheriff’s department.
‘What they do is they`re going to look at the staff and are going to plan the facility. They`re going to train those individuals and they`re going to develop a tactical operation plans for them to do in the event that something occurs,’ said Marrow.
State repetitive Marrow says the new security plan will be in place in all Franklin County schools starting this school year.