Georgia schools develop their own school safety plan

Dougherty County School's revise their safety plans annually. / Sean Streicher

Last week the National Rifle Association released a school safety plan which laid out ways they felt schools could keep themselves safe.

In the Facebook story of the day you wanted to know where local school's get their safety plans from.

School across the state are mandated to develop safety plans that follow requirements set in the Georgia School Safety Law.

"When (compared to) what the NRA is saying we are ahead of the game. They are asking that we put armed guards in the school, we don't have armed guards in the school we have armed police officers," explains Barbra Turner the Dougherty County School Director of Student Services.

Many schools systems, like Dougherty County revise their school safety plans annually and turn to GEMA for additional training.