Salinas High School Tightens Security in Response to Sandy Hook
January 11, 2013
Salinas High School is tightening its security procedures, partly in response to the recent Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
During school hours all entrances will be closed except for an entrance near the attendance office, which will be watched by the campus security officer, says Judith Peterson, the high school principal.
The school is also addressing criticism that in the past other entrances have been easy to breach, Peterson says.
The measures come after the December shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, where a gunman shot his mother and massacred 20 children and six adults before killing himself.
The school was doing an annual review of its safety plan when the massacre took place.
“It’s a good time to make sure all of our safety processes are in order and to make sure we keep our kids as safe as we can keep them,” Peterson said.