HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A school safety summit was held on Southern Miss' campus Tuesday.
From a panel of experts, participants learned how to handle school-based emergencies or incidents, where school personnel are often the first to arrive on the scene.
The event is intended to give safety and security officials the opportunity to discuss best safety practices to reduce risks at school programs.
"Today, we have heard from the FBI," said Kenna Powell, security and safety director at Providence Day School in Charlotte, North Carolina. "We have sat in groups and shared our own experiences. What we hope to gain from this is to compile all of this information and develop best practices to share nationwide with schools. "
This is the third year for the conference sponsored by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety (NCS4) at USM.