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Forum: Active Shooter Readiness in Athens - March 19 7:30pm


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Forum: "Active Shooter Readiness in Athens"
Monday, March 19

The Federation of Neighborhoods presents a forum on active shooter readiness in Athens-Clarke County, on Monday, March 19 from 7:30-9:00 p.m. at Cine. The panelists will provide information about the challenges and imperatives in dealing with this public safety issue.

In light of the tragic shootings at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida recently--and remembering many prior deadly attacks around the country--what can we in ACC do to be personally prepared, to protect ourselves and our families, students, co-workers and fellow citizens? How can we modify our habits and behavior to reduce vulnerability? What can we do if we learn of or observe dangerous or suspicious activity? Who or what is the proper line of reporting for us? What can local officials and first responders share with us, regarding their readiness to face the possibility of an active shooter or other deadly threat in this community? There is a UGA emergency alert system, a statewide severe weather warning system and an Amber alert system: what is the community-wide mechanism for something like an active shooter situation?

Forum Panelists include:
Scott Freeman, Chief, Athens-Clarke County Police Department
Shannon Lawhon, Be SMART team lead Athens, Georgia Moms Demand Action
Steve Harris, Director, UGA Emergency Preparedness
Dr. Demond Means, Superintendent, Clarke County School District

Join your neighbors - hear and be heard!

All residents of the Athens area are encouraged to attend this free forum held at Cine, located at 234 West Hancock Ave - call Cine at 706-353-3343 for directions. Refreshments are available at the Cine Bar-Cafe.

The Federation of Neighborhoods is an independent, non-partisan volunteer organization providing public forums for local citizens since 1962.

You can find "Federation of Neighborhoods" online on Facebook and at accneighborhoods.org.

For more information, program suggestions or to be on the mailing list email contact@accneighborhoods.org.