School Safety Meetings Held Through March 11th

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RENO, NV -The Washoe County School District will hold five public meetings to discuss school safety and answer parent's questions.

The first meeting will happen Monday February 25th at Reno High School inside the cafeteria from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m..

"This is an invaluable opportunity to talk with our community and to share information about what we do on a daily basis to protect our students and staff," says Washoe County School Superintendent Pedro Martinez.

School police are going to talk about safety measures in place and safety measures re-evaluated after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

School police will also talk about regularly scheduled drills, police patrols, training courses for officers and staff, fencing, single point of entry plans and lessons learned from tragedies.

"Officers with the Washoe County School District Police Department are specially trained to deal with emergencies as they arise on campuses and in our buildings, and we are constantly practicing and refining those skills. We take this responsibility seriously, and we look forward to talking wit the community about how we carry out these responsibilities," says School Police Chief Mike Mieras.

Parents will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

Here's a full list of the meetings:
Monday Feb. 25th
Reno High School (cafeteria)
395 Booth Street 6 p.m.-7 p.m.

Monday March 4th
North Valleys High School (theater)
1470 E. Golden Valley Rd. 6 p.m.-7 p.m.

Wednesday March 6th
Wooster High School (cafeteria)
1331 E. Plumb Lane 6 p.m.-7 p.m.

Thursday March 7
Sparks High School (cafeteria)
820 15 Street 6 p.m.- 7 p.m.

Monday March 11
Galena High School (theater)
3600 Butch Cassidy Way 6 p.m.-7 p.m.