District Employees, Law Enforcement Proposing Big Changes for School Security
Stevens Point Police Detective Tony Zblewski (right) with School Superintendent Attila Weninger. (City-Times Photo)
Officials from the Stevens Point Police Department and public school district are proposing some big changes to improve security at area schools.
Colored lanyards for personnel and students, additional swipe card entrances, updated wireless emergency communication and installing gun lockers in police liaison offices were among the suggestions made for improving school security Monday night.
The Safety and Security Team had been studying various elements of safety within the district’s building for several months. Everything from fire alarms and safety equipment in science labs to the very worst possible emergency, such as a school shooting, was considered.
The team includes Don Keck, district buildings and grounds manager, maintenance supervisor Mark Krutza, Jessica Champion, principal at Bannach Elementary School, Len Luedtke, Assistant Principal at SPASH and Steven Prokop, Assistant Principal at Ben Franklin Junior High School along with various police liaison officers at local schools.
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