School administrators in the Kings Park school district are reviewing security procedures for all schools throughout the district, reinforcing existing standards and considering new measures in the aftermath of the tragedy at Sandy Hook elementary school.
District superintendent, Susan Agruso, said the district was in contact with teachers over the weekend and met with them this morning regarding Sandy Hook.
“Teachers are prepared to answer questions and how they should handle them with age appropriate discussions,” she said.
Security protocols were reviewed with school personnel and members of the district administration were at every building on Monday, “just to double check” said Agruso. Agruso also said that the district is looking into additional security measures for the schools.
“We will be talking about that with the board of education on Tuesday,” she said.
Currently, according to Agruso, all doors are locked at each of the school and while there is no buzzer system in place to let visitors in to the schools, she said a monitor is at the door and must physically get up to open the door and let visitors in.
“We are beginning to talk about a buzz in system,” she said.
Counselors have been made available to students and staff.
“Everything seems to be okay,” said Agruso. “We made it available so that people feel comfortable. If a child was afraid, we would be prepared to help that child.”
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