As we all know by now, locked doors and a security system that required visitors to ring a bell before being admitted to the main office at Sandy Hook School didn’t deter a national travesty last week.

But do any of Newton’s schools have anything close to that?

I recall many years ago, the TAB sent a reporter to test how far he could get into our schools without being questioned. The answer, in most instances, was pretty far.

Does anyone feel our Newton’s schools are adequately secure?  Given the design of our (mostly) older facilities is there a way to make them safer?  Do we even lock the doors of our elementary schools?


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