By Tim Kowols
Although students do not go through active shooter drills, Algoma School District Superintendent Nick Cochart is confident his staff is prepared for when the time comes. Recent events around the country have forced school districts to look into the protocol they have when suspicious activity comes to their doorstep. Cochart says staff is trained twice a year on what to do in crisis situations and believes it is reassuring for them to sit down in a room with their colleagues and work through some things.
Speaking up in circumstances that do not feel right is one thing Cochart encourages more people to do, saying residents should join together to see what kind of resource changes need to take place locally and to make sure those who need help get it at the right time and for the right reasons.