Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Security in Olentangy Schools

In light of the yesterday's events at Virgina Tech, I was pleased to see police checking cars this morning as they entered the parking lot and drop at Olentangy Liberty High School. It was a responsible decision to do this and the school and the police are to be commended for it.

However, I would encourage the District to take a more comprehensive look at security at each of our schools. The most worrysome aspect of this is the lack of controlled entry into the schools.

I would be willing to pay a little more in property taxes to have each schools' design changed so that entry into the school could take place only through the main office - which isn't the case right now with the schools that I've been in the District.

This was something the was done at the PHM schools in Indiana while we were there and, while it may have been a little inconvenient for visitors, it was a great improvement for safety inside the building.

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