- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

HORTONVILLE, Wis. (AP) - The Hortonville Area School District has overhauled security at its buildings.

A year ago, most of the doors to Hortonville schools would be open. Today, many things have changed.

Hortonville High School security director Andy Kolosso tells WLUK-TV (https://bit.ly/1z7MrMM ) visitors must hand over a photo ID which is scanned and a picture pass is created. School officials also run the visitors through the sex offender registry as an extra precaution. If a name pops up on the registry, an email alert goes to administrators and the liaison officer.

It’s just part of a major security upgrade in the district. Inside school doors now lock with the push of a button. Two-way radios connect directly with 911 dispatchers. And cameras monitor the doors and hallways.

Kolosso says shootings at Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech and other places prompted the enhanced security.


Information from: WLUK-TV, https://www.fox11online.com



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