Kennewick schools announce upcoming safety plan for students, staff

Kennewick schools announce upcoming safety plan for students, staff

KENNEWICK, Wash. - A local school district is announcing some changes being made to ensure student and staff safety, Tuesday.

Kennewick School District (KSD) Superintendent Dave Bond said concerned parents have contacted the district over the past couple of weeks regarding school safety following the tragedy at Parkland High School in Florida.

Bond said the School Board has directed district administration to make changes to entryways to many of the older schools in the district for extra security.

In some instances, some of these modifications include: Installing a second set of locked doors, reconfiguring the office area for better line of sight, adding badge scanners to unsecured hallways and installing more screens to see the front door area.

The Board will continue to discuss potential adjustments that could increase school security over the next couple of months, according to a news release.

Bond said many safety measures have been added to Kennewick schools in recent years, including camera installation at all schools, a keyless entry system controlled by badges and school resource officers.

For more details on the school safety plan and current security measures, visit the KSD website.

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