Buncombe County adds security measures at schools

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on January 12, 2013 at 2:51 PM

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Buncombe County school officials are taking measures to restrict entry to some schools in the wake of the massacre last month at a Connecticut school. 

The Buncombe County Board of Education voted Thursday night to add video-entry systems to all elementary and intermediate schools. The city of Asheville also has approved similar systems for its elementary schools. 

The board unanimously passed the motion to fund the $100,000 project, which will allow office personnel to see anyone trying to enter before buzzing them in. 

The systems could be installed as early as next month.  

Twenty children and six adult educators died in mass shooting last month at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. 

 

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