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Grass Valley school official says fighting back in school may put kids ‘in harm’s way’

“We have never talked about kids using physical violence,” said Jon Byerrum, superintendent of the Grass Valley Elementary School District. “That idea doesn’t sound like best practice. I think it would be putting kids in harm’s way.”

Byerrum said that he had never heard of teaching kids to attack an intruder.

“We rely on police departments. The State Department of Education has guidelines as well,” he added.



The Grass Valley district always holds emergency preparedness meetings in November, Byerrum said, and Crisis Response Teams are trained.

“We do that every year. We have procedures for the classroom and procedures for clearing the playground.”




Byerrum said safety of the children is the district’s No. 1 priority.

“Learning is our mission, but safety is our priority. Our main thing is keeping children safe,” he said.


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