Bay County Sheriff talks school security

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BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - While students are now back in school, safety is a top priority.

This year there are extra School Resource Officers from the Sheriff's Office in high schools and middle schools. (WJHG/WECP)

This year there are extra School Resource Officers from the Sheriff's Office in high schools and middle schools.

In elementary schools, there are school district SROs.

Also, certain teachers and administrators now have around 140 hours of training through the Guardian Program.

And for the past couple of years deputies have undergone extensive training in the schools if there is ever an active shooter.

"Every summer we take a different school, we put them in scenarios as close to the real thing as possible. We've expanded that this year to do active shoot incident management training which brought all of the police departments together and talked about how we're gonna manage one of these incidents if it were to happen," said Bay County Sheriff Tommy Ford.

To get into a school you must have the proper credentials and an ID. Schools will continue to keep doors locked.

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