Educators from throughout the Ingham Intermediate School District met Wednesday in Mason to review safe school procedures.
A forum of school officials and law enforcement at Heartwood School in Mason reviewed emergency planning issues and reporting processes.
They say everyone has emergency plans in place, but the key is how quickly those plans are implemented. Educators say even the best protected schools must be ready for the unexpected.
School officials say communication between staff, staff and students, and law enforcement helps ensure a safe environment.
They say the recent events around the world have highlighted the importance of readiness and reacting quickly.