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School security 'investments'

People around the country were shocked Wednesday upon hearing that the residents of Newtown, CT had rejected budgets that would have increased security at local schools.  The measures would have come with a 5% tax hike.

Some Capital Region school districts say tightening security doesn't always have to come with a hefty price tag.

In Mohonasen, security director Jeff Jackson says the schools underwent major construction projects a few year back that were designed around improving security, including new entryways and vestibules, complete with security cameras on the inside and outside.  Since then, there have been few financial investments, but they continue to invest in their employees and security staffers, thought training procedures.

Jackson calls staff their most important security asset.

In Shenendehowa, Assistant Superintendent Kathy Wetmore says they continue to make small security upgrades every year, so as to spread out the cost.  They have already installed new buzzer and camera systems at some schools, and will be completing installation at the remaining schools soon.

She agrees with Jackson that people are what make the difference.

"There's no way to 100% prevent those things from happening, even if you spent millions of dollars."

 
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