Greater Clark Co. Schools working to step up security during winter break after Newtown shooting

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Posted on December 19, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 19 at 7:55 PM

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WHAS11) -- Local schools are responding in a big way to Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.

Greater Clark County Schools is stepping up security on its campuses and students may notice some new things when they return from winter break.

Buzzer systems allowing school staff to visually screen people visiting campus are already a regular security measure at Parkwood Elementary and five other greater Clark County schools. However, Tuesday superintendent Dr. Andrew Melin announced he's expanding this and other precautions district wide.

“You will need to notify your child's school if you plan to visit the school during the day. You may be asked to present identification to access the building,” Melin said.

Starting January seventh, when students return from winter break, Greater Clark County Schools will be adding more surveillance to campuses and restricting people's access to student areas. Classroom will also be locked during instruction.

WHAS11’s Karma Dickerson has more on what the district is doing to keep kids safe.


 

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