Havre Schools Help Parents Talk to Students about School Violence

HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – On Tuesday night, Havre Public Schools held another Community Safety Forum in the High School Auditorium. Superintendent of Schools Andy Carlson says the school psychologist talked with parents about how to talk to their children about school violence

“Leslie Adams spoke and she’s our school psychologist. And just talked to how do you talk to children? How do you start the conversations about school violence? I think that’s one of the pieces. You know, I talked a little bit about our threat assessment and how we’re using that district wide. And then, I also talked about how we communicate.”

Carlson says they will be holding another safety forum in the future.

“I think we might run some drills, actually, for parents. Because that’s some of what came through is, you know, what’s it look like at the different age levels. And I think, you know, maybe our next one we might just have it at a building and have our parents actually do and participate in, you know, what does a lockdown look like? What does a hold in place look like?”

Parents did ask why the school decided to cancel classes after the last threat and Carlson says the reason is because the threat gave specifics about when and where an attack might happen.

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