Avon High School underwent further security upgrades over the summer as part of efforts to increase safety at district schools following the Newtown tragedy last December.
The school now has security cameras outside of the high school building and alarms on all doors, Avon High School Principal Christopher Tranberg said.
The district is also in the process of getting the locks changed on all classroom doors so that teachers can lock them from the inside, he said. Previously, teachers could only look interior doors from outside the rooms.
Visitors can't exit or enter the school through any doors besides the main gallery entrances at the front and the back of the school, Tranberg said, otherwise the alarms will sound.
School doors are locked during school hours while classes are in session, as was practice soon after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Dec. 14, 2012. Visitors must be buzzed into the school, sign in with school monitors when they enter and sign in again at the main office.
The school also has two security guards on staff that were hired soon after the Newtown tragedy last year, according to Tranberg.
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