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Home Kids (Even More) School Safety Measures; Meeting Friday in Larchmont

(Even More) School Safety Measures; Meeting Friday in Larchmont

Murray Avenue is one of the Elementary Schools that will close access from all but one door during the school day
Murray Avenue is one of the Elementary Schools that will close access from all but one door during the school day and require visitors to be buzzed in

(By the way- today, Friday Mar. 1 at 1:00 pm, Dr. Robert Shaps will speak at Larchmont Avenue Church on “The State of our Schools Today in Light of Recent Events” Forest Park Ave., Larchmont)

Admission is free, courtesy the Womens Club of Larchmont

The “police state” has been made permanent at local Elementary Schools.  The Mamaroneck School District installed buzzers, intercoms and camera systems in all of the elementary schools over winter break. Main entrance doors will be locked from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and parents and visitors will have to be identified and buzzed in.

A Driver’s License or form of picture ID will have to be left with the Greeter.

 

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Eleanor
Eleanor
7 years ago

I live across the street from Murray Avenue School, and apparently no one knows how to turn off the exterior intercom speakers which continues to blare out into the neighborhood the school’s agenda for the day. If they don’t know how to turn it off, how will they know how to turn it on? I have spoken to many staffers and each one tells me to call another department. It is “pathetic.” Perhaps one of the second graders can show them. :( The volume is so loud that it sounds like it is blaring in my own home.

phyllis
phyllis
7 years ago

IMHO, if there is to be an intrusion, it would tend to be a well armed maniac who can easily blast through glass doors and walls so while all of the buzzers, cameras and id verification are all well and good, none of it will address the type of intrusion that is most likely, most feared and most potentially deadly. Police presence, even if intermittent, is best. make the schools less of an easy target.

joseph
joseph
7 years ago
Reply to  phyllis

http://pearlriver.patch.com/articles/clarkstown-police-add-school-walking-tours-to-patrols

Phyllis, I agree with the idea of a police presence in our schools, perhaps like the above story in Rockland….But to say “if there is to be an intrusion, it would tend to be a well armed maniac” is making quite an assumption.

Bert Bolton
Bert Bolton
7 years ago

Pocket Shades on the classroom doors or sidelights would provide visual security during Lock Down Drills as physical security can be compromised by a lack of visual security. http://www.lockdownshades.com

Momdotcom
Momdotcom
7 years ago

Sir, have u actually been inside one of those schools lately? Crazy.

Joseph
Joseph
7 years ago

I hardly think buzzers, intercoms, and cameras qualifies as a “police state”. What’s the alternative, leaving our schools less secure to a possible intruder?

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