Knox County library to hold active shooter training for staff

For security, the library has security cameras and nightly officers watching the facility. Next month the library will close down on April 12th so the staff can undergo active shooter training.

Posted: Mar 22, 2018 6:40 PM

VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI)- Howard Greenlee comes to the Knox County Public Library almost every day. Safety isn’t his top priority but it's something he thinks about from time to time.

"Well it’s very important I wouldn't be here if I felt like my life was in danger," said Greenlee.

For security, the library has security cameras and nightly officers watching the facility. Next month the library will close down on April 12th so the staff can undergo active shooter training.

"I'm completely for it we have to be prepared that this could happen,” said Peg Dawson who is an employee at the library. “We are a public library that is open to everyone and we need to be refreshed,"

Dawson has been working at the library for 4 years. Of course, her top priority is helping people who come in but she is eager for this training to take place.

“As we're hearing about some many of these incidents occurring throughout the United States and these different sized communities I think we'll feel better and I think it will make the public feels better as well just to know that we have this," said Dawson.

As for Greenlee, he will continue to come to his favorite library. He’s happy to know that everyone will be prepared no matter the situation.

"It’s just never really been an issue here but I know it’s not an issue until it is but I feel very safe in this environment."

If you would like to learn more about the Knox County Public Library check out their website here.

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