MEDFORD, 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.