By: Kara Duffy
July 30, 2013
Decatur County, GA - The first day of classes is right around the corner for students in Decatur County, and school officials are doing their part to make sure students and staff are safe all year long.
According to Chief of the Decatur County Police Department, Paul Gordon, some of those improvements include new secure main entrances, which have been added to Elcan-King Elementary and John Johnson Elementary School.
The entrances, like the one already constructed at Bainbridge High School, separate the lobby from the rest of the school which means
all visitors will have to be checked in and approved by staff, before they can enter the main building.
Chief Gordon says there are also several other new security measures that will be implemented this year.
"We've added a new officer to our department which will be placed at our middle school," he said. "We've also taken the liberty of adding a fence around one of our local elementary schools, as well as installing additional cameras here at the high school."
Students will get a chance to see the brand new safety additions when they head back to school Friday, August 2nd.