ACS school officials inspired about school safety after speech

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 1, 2019

Andalusia City School’s officials said they are inspired about school safety after listening to former superintendent of Newtown City Schools speak.

“Safety has always been an issue,” Superintendent Ted Watson said. “The best compliment that we could have would be for nothing to happen. We hope to have something in place and nothing happen. It is pretty hard to listen to this guy and not pay close attention to what you are doing in your own school system. I can’t fathom what he has been through and what the people in that town have been through. I think we are taking a lot of the right steps as far as school safety goes, but today reminded me that there is a lot more that we can do. We hope to take what we heard today and put them into place to make Andalusia City Schools as safe as possible.”

Andalusia City Schools school resource officer for the junior high and high school Lt. Jackie Woods said he is ready for the school year.

“My plan is to be the best SRO that I can be,” Woods said. “Already, I am working to get another SRO to be placed at the junior high just so we can be covered at all schools.”

New Andalusia Elementary School school resource officer Tess Crowell’s ready to take the reigns of her new job.

“This is the first time that I am going to be an SRO,” Crowell said. “I know that I have got a lot to learn, but listening to him speak today inspires me to be the best that I can be and I am looking forward to it.”