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Many like Kelly Fulton of Dickson, considered taking their kids home early from school after hearing about the deadly school shooting in Connecticut.
"It was horrifying and very scary," said Fulton. "As soon as I heard I wanted to leave and come get my kids."
The tragedy also makes many parents and educators wonder if something similar could happen in Tennessee.
Dickson county Superintendent Danny weeks says that's exactly what he did today and he started by looking at how his crisis plan would work.
"In a situation such as what happened today each one of our buildings has an off-site location that they know they would transport students to," said Weeks.
That plan includes procedures for getting kids there by bus and a phone system that can contact parents immediately.
Next February Dickson County Schools will see how it all works with a large scale emergency drill.
Weeks says it was in the works before Friday's school shooting.
"We don't wanna become complacent in our attempts to write a plan thinking we might never use it but actually knowing how to implement it if it were there," said Works.
Planning ahead for a day no one wants to see.
Saturday, December 15 2012, 12:09 AM CST
Prince Edward presents Edinburgh's awards in Tenn.
May 23, 2013 22:00 GMT
By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, Prince Edward, is visiting Tennessee to promote one of the British royal family's charities, the Duke of Edinburgh's awards.
The prince presided over an awards ceremony at the governor's mansion in Nashville on Thursday for the first batch of young Tennesseans to participate in the leadership and character program.
About 80 youths received the award by participating in community service, skills development, physical fitness and adventurous journeys through the Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, LEAD Academy, Montgomery Bell Academy or the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Organization.
Following the event, Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam invited the awardees and their families to tea inside the governor's residence. Later on Thursday, the prince was scheduled to headline a black-tie gala at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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