Clay county to install new security system in schools

CLAY COUNTY (WKYT) - Officials in Clay county are taking extra steps to make sure their schools are safe.

Each county school will soon be getting a brand new security system. The system includes a new magnetic lock, keypad, and camera to be added to the front doors. The buzzer system will force visitors to identify themselves, and give a reason for being at the school, before entering. A secretary inside will then unlock the door from their desk.

"We're hoping it just cuts down on anyone thinking about coming in and doing something," says Steve Burchfield, a principal in the Clay County district, "that it would deter them knowing that they have to be checked first before they can get in the building."

Officials say they hope to have the new security system in place, at least in a few schools, by next week.

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