ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — For the superintendent of one of the largest school districts in the Wiregrass,
this summer break has been about preparations for the unthinkable.

Superintendent Dr. Zel Thomas says he and his staff are constantly looking at what bad things could happen and the best way for the district to respond.

Dr. Thomas says 15-years-ago, no one could have envisioned a killer tornado destroying Enterprise High School and claiming the lives of eight students.

In addition, the May shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas killed 19 students and two teachers.

Dr. Thomas says as an administrator, he needs to take the lessons learned in these disasters and apply them to safety plans for the approximately 65 hundred students in the Enterprise City School District.

Dr. Thomas says he works with Enterprise police and the Coffee County EMA on safety plans in the event of a weather emergency, or an active shooter scenario.