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Hannibal school safety improvements set to begin

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HANNIBAL, Mo. (WGEM) -

Hannibal schools are taking steps to make their buildings safer for your children.

A three phase plan begins this summer, with phase 1 including electronically controlled entrance systems, key-scan systems, and intercoms placed throughout the schools.

School district officials say phase 1 improvements are expected to cost anywhere from $15,000-$20,000.

"There's always more you want to do and because of that budget crunch, you try to plan, you try to budget for that," said Business Manager Dana Ruhl. "I think over these last several months now of additional planning we agreed we need to do more."

Phase 2 and 3 will include intruder announcements and additional cameras. The district hopes to start those improvements when more money becomes available.

"We want our community to know we are doing all the things that we can possibly do to keep our kids safe and secure so they can have a good educational environment," said Ruhl.

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