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By CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Dr. Steve Head, president of Lone Star College-North Harris, attended Thursday’s Town Hall meeting on school safety, spearheaded by Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia.

Dr. Head proved that school leaders can be active listeners and learners during a crisis situation. In the aftermath of the shooting at Lone Star College earlier this week, Dr. Head spoke of the importance law enforcement plays during as well as in the aftermath of an emergency situation. After thanking the Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputies for their quick response to the active shooter incident on the school’s campus, he referred to law enforcement sectors as “friends”.

Also in the aftermath of the shooting, Dr. Head stated that Lone Star College has had five information forums for students and college personnel within a two-day period of time. “Our staff knew what to do,” added Dr. Head. “One needs to think ahead of time… don’t think that it [an emergency situation or shooting] can’t happen on your campus.”

Dr. Head also shared that although Tuesday’s shooting was one that was handled by law enforcement and college personnel with great skill, tenacity, patience, diligence and training, there are lessons that he gathered from the crisis. He spoke about those lessons with CBS Radio Houston:

Dr. Head also added that Lone Star College is an institution that is safe and secure for both students and employees. He also said that the maintenance worker who was injured by a bullet during the shooting rampage was released from the hospital Thursday afternoon and is expected to fully recover from his wound.

Officials continue their investigation of the shooting.

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