03 - 27 - 2013 School safety discussed at community neighborhood watch meeting
LEWISTOWN - Safety throughout the school district was the focus of a presentation given to a local community watch group Tuesday night by Mifflin County Regional Police. Robert Haines, who is the School Resource Officer for Mifflin County, met with more than a dozen members of the Pleasant Acres Block Watch group at the Mifflin County High School, where he also answered questions about school security, evacuation plans and how motor vehicle traffic can be controlled. Residents at the meeting asked Haines if there were places students would be evacuated to if a school shooting would take place. Some residents offered their homes in Pleasant Acres to provide safety for students. Haines said there are locations set up and a plan is in place, so the residents do not need to worry about housing students if a tragedy occurs. Cpl. Haines can be reached at the school by calling 242-0240. For more information about Community Watch groups, residents can contact Chuck Dicken at 248-5692.