Chippewa Valley (WQOW) -- Local school officials said Wednesday's deadly school shooting in Florida is every educator's worst nightmare. That's why schools in the Chippewa Valley are as prepared as possible for any type of emergency.
North High School principal David Valk told News 18 over the phone that district-wide intruder drills were updated within the last year.
Over at Chippewa Falls, officials said they enacted their emergency plan when a toy gun recently sparked panic at an elementary school. Still they're confident in their plan, which they put together with the help of local police. That's why they're asking parents to remind their kids, especially the young ones, that they are safe at school.
"We do have that plan in place to say, we want to protect all of the people in our building and we hope we never have to deal with that," said Michelle Golden, the public relations contact for CFASD.
Golden also wanted students to know if they ever hear or see something that could put others in danger, they should report it to a trusted adult immediately.