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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
Tennessee sends search and rescue team to Oklahoma
May 21, 2013 16:19 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A Tennessee-based team of emergency service workers has gone to Oklahoma to help with tornado recovery.
Memphis Fire Department spokesman Wayne Cooke said that Tennessee Task Force 1 left early Tuesday from Memphis.
Cooke says the 80-member team will mostly help with search and rescue efforts after powerful and deadly tornadoes struck cities in Oklahoma on Sunday and Monday. Emergency crews are digging through the rubble of destroyed structures to find trapped people.
The team is bringing search dogs and semi-trailers loaded with equipment to help dig through collapsed structures and perform other duties. Cooke says the team consists of emergency personnel from around Tennessee.
The task force was one of several teams that deployed to areas affected by Hurricane Sandy last October.
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