New Security System at Vermont Middle School Prompts Concerns

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Teachers at Hunt Middle School are upset over the new security system, citing that it could leave them trapped inside in case of an emergency.

The new lock and key system has made it possible for faculty members to only have keys for their respective wings, the library and the cafeteria. Formally, all faculty members carried a master key.

Jeanne Collins, superintendent for the school, believes the system is a good one; however, she is open to discuss concerns.

The new system is a response to the August 2006 shooting at Essex Elementary. Many were concerned that classroom doors were not secure.

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