Students in the Pikeland School District are now protected by an extra layer of security.
Visitors must now buzz in at the main entrance. A video monitor shows who is at the door and then someone in the office lets them in.
Superintendent Paula Hawley says the cameras, buzzers, and intercoms were installed earlier this year as part of an ongoing effort to keep schools safe.
"Over the last few years we have locked down the doors to our buildings, except for the front entrance doors and we just felt that it was time at this point to go ahead and install the system so the doors are completely locked down," said Hawley.
The total cost of safety equipment for the three schools was around $8,000 something Hawley says was in the budget.
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