School threat teams focus on prevention

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Posted: April 26, 2014

The Winchester Star

The four core members of the Clarke County High School Threat Assessment Team are (from left): Andre Kidrick, attendance officer; Dana Waring, assistant principal; Jill Sowers, assistant director of pupil personnel; and Gary Lichliter of the Clarke County Sheriff's Office, the school resource officer. The General Assembly passed a law in 2013 requiring all public school divisions to create at least one threat assessment team composed of members with expertise in counseling, instruction, school administration and law enforcement. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
slug: 11THREAT3Members of the Clarke County High School threat assessment team from left, Andre Kidrick, attendance officer, Dana Waring, assistant principal, Jill Sowers, assistant director of pupil personnel and Gary Lichliter of the Clarke County Sheriff's Office, school resource officer. JEFF TAYLOR 4/10/14.
slug: 08TEAM3Daniel Morgan Middle School assistant principal Norie Noll-Dehaven speaks to members of the threat assessment team as they tour a cafeteria area of the school. JEFF TAYLOR 4/7/14.

WINCHESTER — On a Thursday afternoon in early April, a group of Daniel Morgan Middle School staffers put their heads together.

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