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Bridgehampton School Looks to Tighten Security

Officials consider ways to make the school safer, after Newtown, Conn., shooting, The Sag Harbor Express reports.

Bridgehampton School Superintendent Dr. Lois Favre said during a public hearing at Monday's School Board meeting that while the school community is a "big family" and everyone knows each other, the district can no longer relax its rules when it comes to safety, according to The Sag Harbor Express.

In the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., school officials are considering a number of ways to make the Bridgehampton School campus more secure.

The Express reports that among the changes the school is looking to implement are hands-free two-way intercoms in classrooms on the PA system, a single point of entry for visitors to the school, additional cameras, and pull stations that can activate a lock-down of the campus.

School officials have already given Southampton Town police officers who patrol Bridgehampton tours of the school buildings and they plan to give the police detailed plans for each building, the report states.

Read The Express' report at sagharboronline.com.

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