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Coos Bay, North Bend schools take safety measures in wake of recent shootings

North Bend High School (File/SBG photo)

COOS BAY, Ore. -- In the wake of recent shootings around the country, local schools are taking measures to ensure the safety of students and staff.

The Coos Bay School District adopted the ALICE training program about two years ago.

It teaches students and school staff how to respond to an active shooter situation.

The district is now looking into more ways to ensure everyone's safety at school.

"We're in the process right now of working with the Coos Bay Police Department in conjunction with our school district on how we best are going to make sure that our staff are trained, and make sure that our students are trained and also make sure that parents understand what we're doing," says Coos Bay Schools Superintendent Bryan Trendell.

The North Bend School District has also been using ALICE and other safety programs for training.

"It's happening in churches, it's happening in malls, it's happening in movie theaters, it's happening everywhere, and so it's not just a school issue. We're training our students how to keep themselves safe in the community," says North Bend High School Principal Bill Lucero.

North Bend High School will hold an ALICE training session for teachers next month.

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