U-prep ready for emergencies


REDDING, Calif. - The stabbing that happened in Pennsylvania is something no school ever wants to go through but unfortunately schools have to be prepared for the worst. We wanted to see how local schools are prepared for emergencies.

University Preparatory School in Redding said they hope they never have to face a real tragedy but they are prepared for any situation. The head of University Preparatory School's head of safety committee, Rochelle Angley said school officials meet every Tuesday and Thursday to go over plans and to make sure that everyone is on the same page in the event of an emergency.

Angley said the school monthly fire and lock-down drills and every classroom has a binder which contains safety protocols.

"To make sure that we are up to standards and we are ready for emergency situations," Angley said. "Each classroom is equipped with safety equipment and has a bucket that would contain anything and everything we might need in a safety situation for the students."

Faculty and visitors are also required to wear badges while walking around campus. The school also has security cameras keeping an eye on things.