Minden Press-Herald

Thursday
Sep 18th

News

Local News

Police train at Minden High School

Police train at Minden  High School

A recent seminar concerning active shooters in schools has prompted Minden Police officers to dig a little deeper into what could be a dangerous situation.

Chief Steve Cropper said he conducted a "walk-through" of Minden High School in order to better learn the surroundings.

"We got with Robin Tucker (MHS principal) to get permission and then we did the walk-through and realized that if they ever had an active shooter at Minden High School, how many nooks and crannies the shooter could hide in," Cropper said. "We took it upon ourselves to try and do a little in-house training.

Cropper said he contacted Steve Dozier, superintendent of Webster Parish Schools.

"He (Dozier) was in agreement with it, and we had total access to the high school over a weekend for an active shooter training with six officers," Cropper said. "We were over there for about four hours."

Afterward, Cropper said he contacted Dozier again, making some recommendations, which include ensuring all exit doors are secure and adding more security cameras.

"I understand that's a budget issue," Cropper said of the security cameras.

The chief said MHS is the type of building that requires knowledge of layout in order to secure it under a stressful situation.

"There are rooms in that school I didn't even know existed," he said. "We are going to try and get an accurate floor plan, and I want to get my guys (officers) familiar with it.

A Student Resource Officer, Sgt. Tokia Whiting, spends about 95 percent of her time at MHS, Cropper said.

"We are going to try and schedule training with some of the students there," said the chief. "That will let us all train at the same time."

 
Local News

Boxer-less boyfriend arrested

Boxer-less boyfriend arrested

Wearing only the shirt on his back, a former Minden resident escaped his girlfriend's bedroom two years ago, only to be captured last weekend in Greeley, Colorado.

Kenneth...

Read more...
Local News

The search is on for Great Talent

The search is on for Great Talent


A full day of entertainment is planned for the Great Talent Search, which is held annually during the Spring Arts Festival, scheduled for Saturday, March 30 at The Farm.

"...

Read more...
Local News

Panel approves bond refinance

During the March 21 meeting, the Louisiana State Bond Commission approved more than $274 million by refinancing existing public debt, according to State Treasurer John Ke...

Read more...
Local News

Joint effort brings in wanted man

A drug distributor wanted on the federal level was taken into custody while picking up a friend at work.

North Webster Drug Task Force agents, along with officials from th...

Read more...
Local News

Ward I Civil Suits

The following civil suits were filed in Minden City Court - Ward One for the week ending March 8.
Republic Finance, LLC vs. Eunice Brothers, On Check & Note
Republic Fi...

Read more...
Local News

Cullen mayor dies

Cullen mayor dies

Cullen Mayor Dexter Turner, who filled the term of former mayor Bobby Washington, and then was elected to the position in December, has died of an apparent heart attack.

T...

Read more...
Page 303 of 673

Advertisement

Advertisement

classside2

Advertisement

Facebook

Who's Online

We have 1413 guests and 2 members online