School Security Upgrades in Medford

med school buttonsMEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford School District is using the two-week spring break to install new security systems.

The district has been installing emergency police buttons over the past few months. Wednesday they began work at North Medford High School.

Because the campus is so big, it will get about 30 emergency buttons. Most elementary schools will get about 10 to 20 buttons.

When pushed, the system alerts Medford Police of an emergency inside the school, similar to a fire alarm. They were planned in response to the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., in 2012.

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  1. Livingston Johanssen says:

    More accurately this money was set aside from the last levy that passed which was about 8 years ago. This was the levy that improved all the schools and rebuilt Jackson and Roosevelt. Unfortunately the school board virtually ignored school security while they concentrated on their own agendas. Unfortunately it took the Sandy Hook tragedy to make the school board realize after 8 years maybe it was time to improve the security here.

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