Sonora, CA — Today marks the 10th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre in Littleton, CO.
Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 12 of their peers and one teacher. 23 others were wounded before the pair killed themselves.
Sonora High Principla Todd Dearden believes the “first line of defense” is developing a strong relationship with the student body. He encourages his staff to keep visit with students and keep “their ears to the ground.”
Failing that the Police Department, the Sheriff’s Office, the Fire Department and emergency personnel have helped the school design a lockdown and an evacuation plan.