Taylorville High School students and staff show support for Mattoon High School after Wednesday's shooting at the school. You can also find this video at Taylorville High School's website. Posted with permission of THS administration.
With the Mattoon High School shooting Wednesday morning, most students and staff at Taylorville High School have recognized just how close to home this has hit. The high school administration is taking a closer look at its safety procedures and the student body is showing their support for the students in Mattoon.
THS Principal Matt Hutchison says the school recently completed a round of safety drills for situations like an active shooter, but they will be reviewing their procedures after what happened just an hour away.
Hutchison says the school made an announcement last night for students to wear green in solidarity with Mattoon, and another idea came about this morning as well.
Hutchison says this shooting hits too close to home, so they want to do everything they can to show their support for Mattoon and ensure the safety of those at THS.