Ingham County School District makes school safety video

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HOLT, Mich. (WILX) -- Preparing for an act of violence before it happens, that's the approach Ingham County School's are taking.

Holt Public School Superintendent Dr. David Hornak and Ingham County Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth said they put their plan in place to improve school safety protocols.

"You can't take action if you don't have a plan," Captain Greg Harris of the Ingham County Sheriff's Office said.

Students at Holt High School, along with several law enforcement agencies made a video on Wednesday acting out several active shooter situations. Harris says times have changed.

"The world we live in, it's not like it was 10 years ago and it seems to be getting worse. So we have to have a plan if we expect people to act," he said.

The video will be shown to students across the district. The situations include one at lunch, one during class and even one in the hall.

"It means a lot to me that it could save lives and it could help people with what to do in this type of situation, its something you need to be informed about," sophomore Te'ana Boone said.

According to police, it's important that students stay alert and don't be afraid to speak up.

"If you see something say something, and that something can save a life," Harris said.

Harris says working together like this is important when it comes to preventing tragedies.

"There was no single entity that made this happen. And its a community collaboration like this that will prevent instances like this from happening."

The video will be available for schools across the district by the next school year. It is up to each school if they want to show it to students.