The Cuyahoga Falls City Schools are working closely with the Falls police and fire departments to ramp up security in the district, reports the Falls News Press.
For starters, parents and students will see more police officers patrolling schools and "hosts" that will monitor hallway activity. In addition, access to schools will be more restricted while class is in session, said Superintendent Dr. Todd Nichols in an AlertNow phone message to parents on Sunday.
"...Our external efforts are aimed at providing a sense of calm and a sense of partnership with our community,” said Nichols.
Internally, the district has installed additional monitoring devices and trained staff on the prevention of and reaction to emergency situations. The district will also start identifying at-risk individuals who may pose a violent threat.
The new safety measures were put in place following discussions that were held over the winter break between school administrators and local safety forces.
Plans to discuss security and safety in the district were set last month in the wake of the
If parents, students or local residents have concerns about school security or safety, Nichols encourages residents to call the district’s help line at 1-866-427-9258.