The tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut is reportedly causing St. Louis Park schools to re-examine their own security plans and procedures.
The Sun Sailor reports district officials have conducted five annual lockdown drills so far this school year—which is the state mandate. Visitors to SLP schools are also required to use an intercom system to gain entrance to school buildings.
Perhaps the biggest change is an increase in the number of cameras near district buildings, courtesy of district health and safety funds. No details are available on the exact price of those cameras or the locations they were installed, according to the Sun Sailor.
"It’s one of those situations where we were really safe and always have been," Communications Specialist Sara Thompson told the paper. "In light of the Sandy Hook tragedy and other tragedies of late, and like other school districts in Minnesota, we took another look at it and made some additional enhancements."