Parkway school district explains security precautions in-place

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by Craig Cheatham/News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on December 14, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 8 at 9:51 PM

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Following the horrific mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut Friday morning, News 4’s Craig Cheatham went to a local St. Louis County school district to ask about its security situation.

The Parkway School District in St. Louis County has partnerships with eight police departments around the area.  There are also school resource officers in every high school and middle school.  And, there are also special measures taken at grade schools.

The security at Parkway’s grade schools being with locked doors that are opened by personnel on the inside, after they check the identities of visitors through a camera system.   In Parkway, there are 1,100 cameras, about 80 for every high school alone, on each campus; the cameras are designed to cover as much area as possible.

Additional counselors will be on hand on Monday.

 

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