Appling Family please know that throughout the year we are required by district and state law to conduct safety drills. I'm aware that this is increasingly important and being discussed in the community. We will continue to practice our drills so that we can be as prepared as possible. Please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher with questions/concerns. Know that when we practice for our lock down, it will be announced to the students so they will know we are not in danger. I know that practice cannot emulate a real lock down, but we will continue to practice. Dr. Stephens has asked that as a BCS district each school review the district safety plan with our staff and Appling will be doing that this week. Know that our district and school plans are in place and the safety of our Appling Family is the most important thing for me.