SALT LAKE CITY — Juab School Board member Mary Nielson’s recent tour of Red Cliffs Elementary took a turn she hadn’t anticipated: a lockdown while troopers searched for a suspect who had ditched her car in the school parking lot.
“I experienced firsthand our school resource officer locking a school down and it wasn’t a drill. I watched the personnel at that school take control, immediately. There was no confusion. They knew exactly what to do and they did it, and I have grandkids in that school,” Nielson told members of Utah State Board of Education, which held a study session on school safety Friday.