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Fort Mill Schools are ramping up security

The district is implementing new safety measures as well as a new program to deal with school threats.

FORT MILL, S.C. — Fort Mill Schools is ramping up security and is putting new policies in place to deal with school threats, and some of them are similar to what the secret service uses. 

This comes just weeks after two students were charged with making threats in the district, and now the district says one of the protocols they will be using is the Behavior Threat Assessment and Management model.

They say this model will be used if you know the person who is making the threat, and will now be closely examined in close coordination with law enforcement and other stakeholders to determine the credibility of the threat.

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The district says the next steps would be for them to determine what appropriate actions should be taken.

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"We take our time and we look at data to make a reasonable decision, not just a quick decision we may later regret," Fort Mill School District said. 

They say are also planning to implement communications protocols and have small group training for parents to go over school safety and parent roles

"I think everybody is going to benefit from this a lot more than us doing a big forum where two people show up," Fort Mills Schools said. 

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"We are hoping to see a lot of interest where there is actually discussions highlighting issues."

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The district is also working to implement other security upgrades like card reader installations for emergency entries and installing standardized cameras across the district.

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