BURRILLVILLE â€” Teachers in every classroom in every school now have updated phones to allow continual communication with the central office and principal's office during classroom lock downs.
All doors and entryways at all school buildings are locked and secured. Teachers who are not actively teaching class are patrolling hallways. School liaisons at each of the schools are in constant communication with the Police Department.
And finally, the Police Department has developed several protocols for immediate response and patrol officers are intermittently present in all of the schools on a daily basis.
Those are just some of the revamped school safety measures and security protocols â€” as described by Town Council Nancy F. Binns during a council meeting last week â€” that are in place in the town's five public schools.
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