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Natural, manmade and technological events are forcing Americans to change their way of thinking about securing our nation’s top investment—children. Georgia law directs the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency to provide school safety training and technical assistance to the education, emergency management and public safety communities of Georgia.

These services are provided through the ​GEMA/HS School Safety Unit. It is mandatory (OCGA 20-2-1185) that all public schools develop a safety plan addressing natural disasters, hazardous materials, transportation concerns, weapons and potential terrorist activities. These School Safety Plans are inclusive and require the input and commitment of students, parents and Public Safety Agencies.

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