NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) - Educators and community leaders in New Albany and Union County are moving to protect students in the event of disasters or threats.
Emergency trauma kits will now be available at Union County schools and New Albany schools. It's part of a joint project with the Pilot Club of New Albany, Baptist Memorial-Union County and New Albany police.
The supplies are to be used by trained personnel until first responders arrive. That's in the event of an active shooter, tornado or bomb threat.
"We are in the process of revamping and changing some of our protocols due to the violence that's been happening in schools," said New Albany Police Chief Chris Robertson. "Mainly the last one in Florida."
New Albany School District Superintendent Lance Evans says the district is deeply appreciative.
"We now have those items we need to make sure our students are safe if a situation was to happen like this," he said.
Organizers say $3,500 was funded by Baptist Memorial-Union County and the same amount by the Pilot Club.