Shooting incident tests Hope schools’ protocols, readiness

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An active shooter incident on the consolidated campus of the Prescott School District early Monday precipitated a lockdown of campuses in the Hope Public School District, which HPS Superintendent Dr. Bobby Hart said was successful and smooth.
Dr. Hart expressed the solidarity of the Hope Public Schools with counterparts in Prescott.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with our colleagues from Prescott,” Hart said. “This is a trying time for them, and we want to offer any support or assistance needed.”
He also expressed confidence after a debriefing of district staff and campus principals conducted Monday afternoon as a result of the HPS lockdown.
“In regard to Hope Public Schools, I appreciate the swift and professional response of our students and staff,” Hart said. “Our security protocols performed well, and our leaders have been debriefed on how we can improve in instances such as this.”
Hart emphasized the continued support of the HPSD for those affected in Prescott.
“Again, we offer our help to the Prescott School District and all of the families involved,” he said.

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