When Kettering City Schools completed major renovations to its buildings six years ago, the need to thwart a potential gunman wasn’t a priority.
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Securing the schools
Kettering City Schools and several other area districts are in various stages of making their entryways more secure, in response to the threat of school shootings and other crises. The plans include:
• Kettering plans to retrofit all 11 of its school buildings with secure vestibules that will require visitors to go first to the office and then limit their access to other areas using coded cards and badges.
• Miamisburg Schools recently completed a districtwide security upgrade to 10 of its school buildings.
• Beavercreek has two more elementary schools to complete.
• Northmont, which is building two new schools that will be state of the art for safety, is seeking bids to upgrade its other buildings.
• Vandalia Butler schools are studying which steps to take on some of its older buildings.
By the numbers
26: Number of people killed in Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Conn.
20: Number of doors to secure in one Kettering schools building.
106 years: Age of oldest Miamisburg school building made more secure.
$100,000: The cost to pay for new security measures at one school in the Kettering School District. 11 to receive work.