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

Student Resource Officer Shane VanNatter directs buses and traffic in the morning. VanNatter said a crash could easily occur while the buses are exiting the school.

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 ...

Severe weather, destruction of school in southern Indiana cause school officials to reexamine procedures at this school

take cover: Students take precautions during the tornado on March 2. Williams said administration has determined the first floor as the safest floor. Kathleen Bertsch / Photo


March 22, 2012

On March 2, a deadly tornado outbreak, occurring over parts of the southern United States into the Ohio River Valley region, claimed the lives of more than 30 people. Indiana was not free from this destruction, especially in towns such as Henryville. The tornado caused much destruction in the town, some...