Putnam County Schools complete intruder bus training

Pictured, from l. to r.: Kim Bradford, PCSS transportation supervisor; Deputy Gabe Frizzell, SRO Matt McDaniel, Sheriff Eddie Farris; SRO Brandon Masters, Deputy Chase Mathis and PCSS Director of Schools Corby King. Not picture is Deputy Brandon Burnette.

PUTNAM COUNTY – Putnam County Sheriff deputies and School Resources Officers (SRO) held an intruder bus training to the bus drivers in the Putnam County School System (PCSS). 

“This training is invaluable, and we are thankful these officers took them time to meet our drivers and walk them through a situation we hope never happens, but we would be prepared for if it did,” said Kim Bradford, PCSS transportation supervisor. 

Tim Martin, deputy director at PCSS, added, “The safety of our students and staff is one of the most important things we focus on in our system. Trainings and drills are done throughout the year for us to practice and keep protocols top-of-mind. In a world that is unpredictable, the more we can be prepared for the better.” 

The intruder drill was done by SRO Brandon Masters and SRO Matt McDaniel, as well as Putnam County Sheriff Deputy Brandon Burnette, Deputy Gabe Frizzell and Deputy Chase Mathis. 

Sheriff Farris stated, “All of the Putnam County School Officials have been wonderful this week with all matters related to safety. Keeping our school children, teachers, administrators, bus drivers and all others safe during the school year must be a top priority. I would like to commend Transportation Supervisor Kim Bradford on this latest training.” 

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