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Leon County Superintendent reacts to grand jury report about safety measures in Florida schools

Posted at 6:19 PM, Jul 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-22 18:19:31-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. — Florida school district officials are on alert after an interim grand jury report found that some districts in the state's 67 counties "have failed or refused to accept their responsibility for school safety."

Leon County Superintendent Rocky Hanna says this report is very unfair, especially to lump all of the counties together to make a generalized statement.

According to the report, numerous school districts in the state are not up to date with safety measures passed in the wake of the 2018 shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Hanna says public safety in Leon County Schools will and have always been a top priority.

"We feel confident in the measures that we've taken. We've gone above and beyond to work with the Sheriff. We hired additional security monitors at the cost of $1 million," said Hanna. "We feel like we are in a good place and a good spot."

Hanna says LCS has been well ahead of the curve with regards to school safety for many years now.

LCS has not heard from anyone at the Department of Education complaining about the district's safety plans.