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Georgia superintendent makes visit to Thomasville to discuss school safety

Georgia superintendent makes visit to Thomasville to discuss school safety
Georgia superintendent makes visit to Thomasville to discuss school safety
Posted at 4:25 PM, Feb 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-27 13:25:47-05

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WALB)- Georgia's school superintendent Richard Woods made a visit to Thomasville on Tuesday.

A common topic discussed with folks he met with was school safety. Woods says he believes teachers carrying guns would be a local issue, something that local governments should decide on.

Woods says something they can do on a state level would be to make sure the actual facilities are safe as far as security.

"We need to work with our local districts as they make applications for school buildings, we look at safety," said Woods. "We need to make an awareness of what we should do. We do practice safety drills, fire alarm, hurricane, tornado, we do need to expand that and do some type of intruder drill."

Woods says they will push to work with local departments in the future to make sure they are communicating and doing the best they can to protect students.