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Can our schools be even safer?

Posted: Friday, Jan 4th, 2013

Students walk past a second set of doors to enter Medary Elementary School in Brookings Friday morning. On the wall to their right is a buzzer, which visitors during the school day must press, then wait for a staff member to unlock the door in front of them. Brookings and Sioux Valley schools are re-examining their school security systems since an elementary school shooting in Connecticut left 20 students and six adults dead. Photo by Charis Prunty/Register

Brookings, Sioux Valley schools considering extra security components since Connecticut shooting

BROOKINGS Of all the changes for schools in this century, whoever thought one of them would be the need to protect students from a gunman opening fire in their classrooms?

Its been a real possibility for several years now, and with each new tragedy school leaders learn more ways that their students and teachers could be at risk.

For the complete article see the 01-04-2013 issue.

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