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Ottawa Hills school district has implemented a new buzz-in system at the school
buildings for increased security.
in the district say they appreciate the new system.
want your kids to be safe, especially with all the school shootings," said
Nicole Dewalt, a parent.
officials say that's exactly why they decided to move forward with the new
system this year. After the Sandy Hook shooting, officials say they took a step
back and evaluated their safety and security measures.
new system requires everyone who enters one of the buildings to press a call
button and be identified first. Visitors will be seen through a camera, and
will be able to communicate with staff through a speaker and microphone.
feels this measure is a step in the right direction.
think it just gives us an extra sense of security, because I think everybody's on
guard," she said. "It's unfortunate that we have to be that way, but you just
have to do preventative measures."
A second set of doors has been added to the
office entrance off the parking lot at the elementary, and to the office
entrance off Osborne at the high school.