Schools Continue Security Upgrades

EAGLE POINT, Ore. – One year ago, Eagle Point Schools began upgrading their school security systems, in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012. School leaders said those projects will continue this summer. The district teamed with the Jackson County Sheriff’s office in 2013 to install … Continue reading »

Security Changes After School Shooting

MEDFORD, Ore. — Ever since a gunman left over 20 children and staff dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School, schools across Southern Oregon have revisited their emergency plans and have made significant security changes. Over the summer, the Medford School District poured over a million dollars to change its facilities. They added fences, new doors … Continue reading »

Medford Schools Upgrading Security

MEDFORD, Ore. – Major overhauls are coming to the layouts of several Medford schools, part of an effort to increase security and limit access to campus. Workers have been busy all summer at Hoover, Griffin Creek and Kennedy Elementary schools to close the wide-open “California-style” campuses, which consist of multiple buildings and outdoor pathways. In … Continue reading »

School District Talks Arming Teachers

By Steven Sandberg EAGLE POINT, Ore. – All options were on the table Wednesday as Eagle Point school officials met with the community to talk about allowing teachers to carry guns in schools. The Weapons Safety Committee met for the first time at a public meeting Wednesday night to discuss the idea. The panel is … Continue reading »

The Cost of School Security

SHADY COVE, Ore. — As the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office installs a new, high-tech security system into Shady Cove School, the district is trying to find ways to get that expensive system installed in the rest of its schools. As reported on Monday, the sheriff’s office installed the security measures into Shady Cove School, and … Continue reading »