A lockdown drill is scheduled for Walker County Schools during Fall Break for officials to review new technology designed to enhance student safety and to improve response times for law enforcement dispatched to schools. 

Tuesday's (October 15th) drill will take place at Saddle Ridge Elementary/Middle School during a teacher in-service day. Staff from all county schools, the Walker County Sheriff's Office, Walker County Emergency Management and E-911 Center will be part of the exercise.

State school safety funds were used by Walker County Schools to enhance its Incident Management System. The improvements will result in Walker County becoming the first school system in the state to fully integrate dynamic mapping of each school, push-button intercom notifications and closed-circuit cameras with the county's E-911 Center.