Chanute Schools beef up security for the upcoming school year

Chanute Schools beef up security for the upcoming school year
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CHANUTE, Kan. – Chanute School District Administrators say they’re improving school safety with a new visitor policy and security equipment.

Officials say some of the new equipment includes improved cameras and a buzz-in entrance system.

Assistant Superintendent Matt Koester said the school district is adapting to the times.

“So we really in the history of our schools, we’ve never had locked doors are closed entrances. When we built and remodeled our new schools about 15 years ago, we created a situation where everybody had to enter through the office and that was good enough for the time,” Koester said.

School personnel says the district is initiating a policy where visitors will have to have a government-issued ID when entering the school or they wont be let passed the office.

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