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Even with Armed Security, It’s Not Enough to Keep NJ Schools Safe

Even with Armed Security, It’s Not Enough to Keep NJ Schools Safe

According to Dr. Rich Bozza, NJASA Executive Director, the Garden State is certainly ahead of the curve when it comes to security but existing protocols are being reviewed to make schools as safe as possible. He pointed out many schools have video surveillance at their locked front doors to check out visitors before they enter the building, but that's not enough. He said “doing that doesn’t mean somebody can’t get into a building. They could follow someone in who has a key pass, or a door could be left open." He said having video cameras, state-of-the-art door and window locks are important. “They create a sense of security, but as I said, it’s not total security: it really goes back to the people in the school being alert, following the practices, making sure the doors are closed, keeping a wary eye if you will for visitors in the building.”