Glendale (Calif.) Schools Increasing Security

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Glendale Unified School District officials have announced plans to bolster security measures at campuses districtwide.

At a school board meeting last week, officials said they plan to equip all schools with security cameras. Reception areas at all 30 campuses will also get "panic buttons" that make direct emergency calls to 911 with a single push, said Alan Reising, an administrator of district facilities.

Officials also want to create a single entry point at all elementary schools.

The districtwide security discussion began after the mid-December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 children and six adults dead before the shooter took his own life.

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