Schools Review Security Measures

By Reeger, Jennifer | Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 6, 2006 | Go to article overview

Schools Review Security Measures


Reeger, Jennifer, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


The murder of five Amish girls in their one-room schoolhouse this week has local educational leaders re-emphasizing security.

"We have reviewed our procedures, and we are evaluating to see if there are other things we could do to make both of our campuses more secure," said Merle Skinner, executive director of Champion Christian Academy. "Out of that discussion could come a couple changes."

The 125-student academy has two campuses. Secondary students attend school in Donegal, and elementary children attend a facility in Indian Head.

Skinner said phones in each room of the buildings enable staff members to communicate in case of an emergency. No buzzer systems or cameras are in place. But the recent school shootings, in Lancaster County and nationally, have Skinner reviewing whether all school doors should be locked.

"We certainly don't want our kids to be afraid of the world they live in, but we want to be intentional about security and safety both on campus and off campus," Skinner said.

Yough Superintendent Larry Nemec sent out letters to his principals and staff this week, reminding them of the importance of security and emphasizing that all doors should be locked.

Visitors can only access buildings using a buzzer system in place at all district buildings. Security cameras are located outside the middle school and the high school.

"We just want to make sure that everyone makes sure the doors must be locked -- there should be no exceptions -- and just become more aware of our surroundings and what's going on," Nemec said.

Jeannette Superintendent Vince Aiello reissued a memo to administrators that he sent after the Columbine tragedy in 1999 and again in 2001 after another instance of school violence.

He said Jeannette will continue its crisis management plan and security features, which include locked doors and a buzzer system.

But Aiello plans to discuss the issue with the school board on Monday.

"You feel like you're pretty secure, but you just never know," Aiello said. "I don't know if we feel we'll need to do any more, but I do want to discuss it with the board."

At Thursday's Derry Area School Board meeting, Superintendent Joseph Bellissimo suggested the upgrading of security at the district's secondary schools. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Schools Review Security Measures
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.