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Brownwood Middle School teachers equipped with "Go-Bags" for emergency situations

By Betty Nguyen, bnguyen@ktxs.com
Published On: Jan 22 2014 07:37:29 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 22 2014 07:37:41 PM CST
BROWNWOOD, Texas -

It is always good to prepare for the worst.

With emergency "Go-Bags" provided by Brownwood Middle School's (BMS) National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), BMS teachers can do just that.

The bags are filled with First Aid kits, a whistle, a tarp and class rosters, among other items.

BMS English teacher and NJHS advisor, Jennifer Williams, said the items should last awhile and are especially handy for evacuations. 

"For example, the tarp can be used to keep the sun off of us or for privacy issues," said Williams.

"It's a good feeling to know that you're making a difference in the school," said Blaize Infinger, NJHS President. "These students and teachers deserve being able to know that they have security and just supplies that they need whenever something bad happens."

"I'm really glad that I was able to help make a difference in the school and to make the campus even more safe," said Harlie Brown, NJHS Vice President. "It means a lot to me to know that I'm able to help someone."

Williams said the students in the organization packed more than 50 "Go-Bags". Every teacher should have one inside of his or her classroom. Not only that, but they're also available in the office, gym and cafeteria. According to Williams, NJHS spent about $1,000 to supply the bags. 

"I'm very proud of them," said Williams. "You know, a national honor society is a service organization and we try to find different ways to serve our community, our school..."

Williams said prior to having "Go-Bags", teachers individually had their own kits and exit strategies but now everyone is ready when it comes to enhancing safety.