Officials examine ways to make school safer


Officials examine ways to make school safer


By Joe Cressman
Elmhurst Press
Tue Apr 24, 2007, 04:35 PM CDT

ELMHURST, IL - The April 16 tragedy at Virginia Tech has Elmhurst College officials looking at ways they can make their own campus more secure.

One of those ways is to teach the community how to respond to danger signs among students, said Tony Leggett, director of campus security.

"We've done a number of things," he said. "We sent out a letter to give students some of the warning signs, how to report if someone on campus they know (is) emotionally distressed."

He also has been in contact with the Elmhurst Police Department. Sometime this summer, police will rehearse practice responses to an on-campus shooter, Leggett said.

Charley Henderson, director of public relations, said the Virginia Tech massacre has everyone thinking about how safety measures can be improved.

"This campus is essentially safe, but you never say never," he said.

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