CLARK CO, Ill. (WTHI) - Violence in schools is a topic that has dominated headlines for months. The shootings of Newtown have parents concerned when they drop their kids off at school.
Politicians are pointing fingers at who or what is to blame, but the main question is, how can schools ensure a child's safety.
Recently, Vigo County and Terre Haute made news by recruiting law enforcement to patrol area schools, but is there any more being done?
News 10's Rondrell Moore spent weeks digging to get an answer. He was given unprecedented access to law enforcement as they prepare to do what it takes to protect your kids.
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By giving this access, their hope was that parents would see the efforts that they make on a regular basis with one goal in mind: keeping the public safe.
During this investigation, Rondrell Moore spoke with John Bennett. He's with the Charleston, Illinois Police Department. He was the main instructor for the active shooting scenario in this part of the series. He talks about what parents can do, if they'd like to reinforce their child's school's safety. Click here to watch the full interview.
Also, FEMA has an online course that you can take that helps prepare people in the public, should an active shooter situation happen. Click here to see how to take that course.
The holiday season is often a happy one for the whole family, but for those grieving the loss of a loved one it can be a difficult time of the year. One local family is carrying on the memory of their son during the holidays.
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Update: The Washington Police Department is looking to speak with a person of interest in an ongoing death investigation.
Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family. For some people the term family goes beyond their children.
Thursday night’s church fire in Prairie Creek in Vigo County was still smoldering Friday afternoon.
UPDATE: An assault on Friday around 2 p.m. leaves one man seriously injured. Terre Haute Police responded to the 2100 block of Locust Street in Terre Haute after a report of a battery.