SIDNEY, Ohio (WDTN) - The final touches of a security plan at Sidney Schools are now in place.
New signs are the first part of the defense.
"So, we felt there needed to be some type of attention getting mechanism or a warning notice to those who intend to do harm to our children that if they do enter the school building, we do have an armed and trained response team that will react to any school emergency that threatens the safety of our children," said Superintendent John Scheu, Sidney Schools.
The signs now hang on all entrance doors at all seven Sidney school buildings.
They read that armed, uniformed security guards are on the school grounds as well as a response team made up of armed teachers and administrators who have been training for months with the Shelby County Sheriff's Department.
"We've done everything to make our school safer."
To date, more than 100 educators have completed the course offered by the sheriff.
The superintendent say he's only received positive feedback from parents.
"We put a lot of other mechanisms into our schools to protect our kids, but we are mainly concerned about an active shooter. What do we have to counter that shooter? In the past, we didn't have anything available."
The Shelby County Sheriff and Superintendent Scheu say at least two faculty members with firearm training will be present at each of Sidney's seven schools along with one armed law enforcement officer.
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