Collier school district expands security plan to keep students safe

Reporter: Nicole Lauren
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Collier County Schools. Photo via WINK News

Tuesday, Collier County students head back to the classroom, and with the beginning of a new school year safety is always a concern.

Collier County school district is expanding a security plan to keep your kids safe from people who shouldn’t be on campus.

All schools currently use a video door bell system technology that checks who is entering the school, but this year 29 Collier elementary schools will have this system working for after school programs as well.

The system makes all visitors go through a single point of entry, ring the bell, and then show their identification card. That ID is then run through a database that can detect if the person should be allowed on campus or not.

The school district says there is always something going on after school whether it’s boy scouts, girl scouts, or league sports, and whether or not they are on campus, they need to be protected at all times.

“It’s important that parents know when their kids come here it’s a safe environment and this is the place where they can learn and grow into responsible adults…this is the place we want parents and kids to feel as safe,” Chad Oliver of Collier County school district said.

The district says they spent all year training these outside vendors to make sure they know exactly how the system works for the start of this new school year.

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