HCSD Hosts CRASE School Safety Training

HCSD Hosts CRASE School Safety Training

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (June 8, 2022) – The safety of students and staff is always a top priority in the Harrison County School District, and one perfect example of that is the training administrators and staff in the district go through every summer. Today, HCSD directors, principals, assistant principals, and instructional coaches participated in Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training. The session was headed by Deputy Director of the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, Jim Brinson.

The purpose of the course was to increase awareness about the latest safety and security issues facing schools across the country, and what educators can do to protect themselves and their students if confronted with an active shooter or other dangerous situations. The program is designed around the acronym ADD, which stands for AVOID, DENY, and DEFEND. Experts also provided insight into important topics such as human trafficking, gangs, and bullying. Over 2,000 HCSD employees will undergo CRASE training this year.

Harrison County was actually the first school district in Mississippi to provide CRASE training. This partnership started ten years ago. Since then, other school districts across the state have requested the same training for their administrators and staff. HCSD would like to thank the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security for joining forces with us to help enhance school safety and security.

Watch the WXXV story here: Harrison County School District holds safety training - WXXV News 25 (wxxv25.com)

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