MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Events like this week’s school shooting at The Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee that left three students and three adults dead, are heartbreaking, according to Berkeley County Schools Superintendent Ron Stephens:

Superintendent Stephens says work on prevention and response is ongoing throughout the year:

Stephens says the school system coordinates with the state and emergency response agencies:

Active Shooter training is ongoing. Notably, in August of last year, a multi-agency, cross-school system drill was held in cooperation with Jefferson County Schools to train school personnel and first responders:

Berkeley County Schools Superintendent Ron Stephens was a guest on Tuesday’s Panhandle Live. You can hear his full interview at our Panhandle Live Facebook and Spotify.