COLUMBUS, KS.--- The Cherokee County Courthouse is implementing a new security plan in case of an emergency. Sheriff David Groves says the facility had no previous uniform safety plan. The idea was prompted by the passing of Kansas's concealed carry law in municipal and government buildings. He could not share details as to what employees will do in an emergency situation. He says if there are guests in the courthouse at the time, they should follow someone who works there.
"If something does happen that requires an evacuation, a fire, or some kind of emergency like that. The employees, department heads will be guided by this plan to make sure that are guests are evacuated safely," said David Groves, Cherokee County Sheriff.
Sheriff Groves says depending on the emergency situation, the plan will help employees know how to relay information to the appropriate authorities.
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