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What is security like at Green Bay schools?


GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - What is security like at Green Bay schools?  Executive Director of Pupil Services Barbara Dorff says all of the doors of a school are locked from the inside and access is monitored through the main entrance at every school. 

All classroom doors are locked during class time just in case if someone, like a gunman, does get inside. 

Schools are also equipped with cameras and panic buttons. 

All students, from elementary to high school, practice at least three level three lockdown drills every school year to prepare for an event.  The lights are turned out; students get behind or beneath their desks and remain quite. 

Just last month, the district partnered up with Green Bay Police Department.  All patrol officers have walked the halls to get to know the layout of schools. 

Dorff says after any situation in the nation, they review their security plans to look for best practices that can be incorporated. 

There are ten liaison officers, all of them sworn police officers.  They are stationed at middle and high schools, but not at elementary schools. 

Dorff says she will be attending an active shooter seminar very soon.  She says there has been a lot of talk about how to deal with a shooter and best practices like if getting out of the school is the best way to ensure safety for students.  But Dorff says that is a fine line of putting someone in harm’s way and creating panic by running through the schools.