GLENDALE (CBSLA.com) — Glendale Unified School District officials have a new security plan in place for all of the district’s 30 campuses following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut in December.
The placement of security cameras will be reviewed at all of the district’s schools, and several of those campuses will receive additional cameras, officials said. Panic buttons that will make a direct call to 911 will also be installed at each school.
“Safety is our priority because kids that don’t feel safe on campus don’t learn,” Glendale Unified Superintendent Dr. Richard M. Sheehan.
The Sandy Hook shooting wasn’t the only incident to spur an increase security in Glendale schools. R. D. White Elementary School was evacuated in January after a bomb threat was called in.
“We worked very closely with police and fire and it actually turned out to be an excellent drill,” Sheehan said.