The Alabama Board of Education is asking local school systems to take a closer look at their safety policies.
The board passed a resolution Thursday that requires all schools to conduct at least two drills a year practicing how to react if a shooter enters a school.
This comes just days after a man came into a Shelby County middle school with a gun, and fresh off of the heels of the situation in Midland City two weeks ago.
Dothan City Schools secondary curriculum director Allyson Morgan said the system will make some changes to its policies to comply with the new resolution.
"Before we called it a 'general lock down procedure' and now we are doing more of an active shooter drill. What will come about is we will have two different kinds of drills," said Morgan.
The resolution also says school personnel in each system should go through active shooter training provided by Alabama Homeland Security.