SARASOTA, FL (WWSB)- Parents send their children to school every day trusting they're in good hands and will make it home safe and sound. Then you watch the devastating mass shooting in Parkland where dozens of children lost their lives and parents start to worry: are my children safe?
You may not know it, but every single week Suncoast law enforcement says they're dealing with some type of threat made toward an area school. In most cases it's not a credible threat and schools continue on, business as usual, but other times these threats pose a real danger to students at school. Those are the cases that put the districts and law enforcement emergency plans into action.
Security is a priority throughout Manatee and Sarasota county school district to make sure tragedies like the Wednesday's mass shooting in don't happen here.
Coming up Thursday nigt at 7, ABC 7's Jess Doudrick is taking an in depth look at what security measures are in place in both Sarasota and Manatee counties to ensure your child's safety.
The story will continue with Alan Cohn at the trapezoid where experts are joining him to covering every angle of this story. You'll hear from a psychologist, political science professor, the NRA, a superintendent and school safety expert. It's a conversation.. you won't want to miss.