In the wake of the shooting at Santana High School in Santee, Imperial Valley school superintendents met Thursday to discuss emergency contingency plans in each of the districts.
John Anderson, Imperial County schools superintendent, said the group met to review plans already in place.
While he praised the schools for "a good job of updating plans," Anderson added the administrators "can't anticipate everything."
Stressing the need for prevention and for students to have an outlet to report to, he noted the county Office of Education has student assistance representatives at schools who are always accessible to the students.
The need for prevention was a sentiment expressed by many school administrators. Brawley Union High School Superintendent Garth Isom said while a safety plan already is in place, he would like to focus more closely on preventive measures.
On Friday Isom met with Brawley police and Fire Department officials, as well as the high school's crisis team, to review the school's safety plan.