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GDOE superintendent meets with senators on school safety

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Following the governor's visit to Simon Sanchez High School for an announcement of the School Safety Partnership, education officials sat in the hot seat to talk to senators about school safety.

During a legislative round table hearing, Superintendent Jon Fernandez said there are multiple issues that plague Guam's public schools, and in this climate, the department must be prepared to respond to the unimaginable but possible scenario of an active shooter.

"There's no way any single agency can fix these ills, and these troubles that manifest themselves and the kinds of behavior or threats you end up seeing on video or in the media," he said.

Fernandez then asked for senators and the Guam Police Department to work with the Guam Department of Education.

Senators questioned the superintendent on resources for emergency responses. Fernandez said staff, "do what they can with what they have."

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