Campus safety has been the focus of several trainings for Victor Valley Union High School District personnel as students head back to school this week.
“As educators, one of our basic responsibilities is to keep our students safe,” VVUHSD Superintendent Dr. Ron Williams said. “Safety is a priority for our district, and these trainings reflect that.”
VVUHSD security officers received 24 hours of training last week in the VVUHSD board room, covering a wide range of topics.
Teachers saw a presentation from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department during their professional development event at Silverado High School last week. The presentation from deputies Stephen Kessler and Deon Filer was entitled “Gunfire in the Hallway” and covered strategies for dealing with active shooters and other violent situations at schools.
Though a school shooting is statistically unlikely, the deputies said school staff should nonetheless be prepared for the unexpected.
On Thursday, the SBCSD participated in an active shooter drill involving personnel from across the district at Adelanto High School.
Students came back to school Monday, Aug. 15, at VVUHSD’s eight campuses.