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New fire drill policy, Carmel revoted safest place to live in U.S., raises questions over how prepared students are for emergencies

New fire drill policy, Carmel revoted safest place to live in U.S., raises questions over how prepared students are for emergencies

Leslie Huang

September 20, 2019

Known by some as the “Beverly Hills of the Midwest,” Carmel has been named time and time again as one of the safest places to live in America, most recently in August 2019. According to AreaVibes, Carmel’s crime rate is 72% lower than the national average. Despite numerous credentials proving ...

Staff reflect on 9/11 attacks, safety procedures

Staff reflect on 9/11 attacks, safety procedures

Riley Terbush

September 12, 2019

Elisabeth Ohly-Davis, Orchestra Director How has 9-11 impacted the nation’s perspective on safety?   Literally one week before 9-11, my then-boyfriend, now-husband took a trip to California in one day--he flew out at 6 a.m., gave his conference presentation, bummed around downtown San F...

One Year Safer: after the Parkland shooting, students, staff reflect on how school safety has changed within the district

Hannah Gretz

February 14, 2019

On Feb. 14, 2018 in Parkland, Fla., gunman Nikolas Cruz stormed the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSDH) opening fire with an AR-15 rifle. Cruz, a former student at MSDH, proceeded to go about the school shooting into classroom windows, with bullets hitting a total of 34 people. This...

USEit Well: Students should utilize new STOPit app responsibly, recognize importance of school safety

USEit Well: Students should utilize new STOPit app responsibly, recognize importance of school safety

HiLite Staff

January 24, 2019

According to a survey conducted by the HiLite staff in September, only 28 percent of students said they would rate the school’s safety as a five on a one-to-five scale with five being the safest. However, in December, when the administrators played the promotional video and instructions on how to d...