Incarnation Catholic school upgrade

By | September 6, 2019


MARK:ALL OF THESE THREATS BRINGING SCHOOL SAFETY TO THE FOREFRONT…AND SCHOOLS ARE NOW MAKING SAFETY UPGRADES IN RESPONSE.2 NEWS REPORTER ETHAN FITZGERALD IS GETTING ANSWERS ON BIG UPGRADES COMING TO INCARNATION CATHOLIC SCHOOL. ETHAN:MARK, SCHOOL OFFICIALS SAY INCREASING SECURITY HAS BEEN ON THEIR MINDS..WELL BEFORE WHAT HAPPENED IN FLORIDA. BUT…THE TRAGEDY THERE IS FORCING CHANGE HERE IN THE MIAMI VALLEY. “CAN I HELP YOU?”INCARNATION CATHOLIC, A K-8 SCHOOL ALREADY HAS CAMERAS IN JUST ABOUT EVERY CORNER OF THEIR SCHOOL. THEY’VE UPGRADED THEIR COVERAGE AND IT’S ALL WIRED TO THEIR FRONT OFFICE. YOU ALSO HAVE TO PUSH A BUTTON BEFORE GETTING INSIDE THE SCHOOL..STAFF HAS TO USE A SCANNING CARD.”I THINK WE ARE ON THE CUTTING EDGE AND THAT WE ARE AT THE FOREFRONT.”ASST. PRINCIPAL LEAH COGHLAN SAYS SCHOOLS ARE FACING DEEPER, MORE CHALLENGING OBSTACLES AS MORE KIDS FACE REAL FEARS OF GOING TO SCHOOL.”WE ARE SEEING ANXIETY PROBLEMS. WE WANT TO TRY AND REDUCE THAT.” COGHLAN THINKS THE DISTRICT’S NEWEST SECURITY UPGRADE WILL DO JUST THAT. THERE’S A DEVICE THAT LOOKS LIKE A SCANNER IN THE FRONT OFFICE…THAT ORANGE BUTTON..IF PUSHED WILL SEND A CALVARY OF EMERGENCY RESPONDERS TO INCARNATION..BUT THEY’VE HAD THAT FOR 2- YEARS…NOW THAT BUTTON IS GOING MOBILE. “IF SOMEONE IS OUT ON THE PLAYGROUND OR PARKING LOT. IF THERE IS AN EMERGENCY THEY CAN PUSH THIS BUTTON FOR SECOND. YOU CAN’T PUSH IT ON ACCIDENT.”KATIE WARD, A MOTHER WHO HAS CHILDREN AT INCARNATION..IS THE CEO OF P&R COMMUNCATIONS… HER TEAM HAS HELPED MAKE THIS UPGRADE POSSIBLE.”WE HAVE MADE IT SO IT GOES OVER THE PR SYSTEM. THE SAME SOUND WILL GO OVER THE PA SYSTEM SO THOSE WHO DON’T HAVE RADIOS WILL HEAR THE ALERT AND KNOW IT’S LOCKDOWN OR GET OUT OR WHATEVER.” ETHAN:THE SCHOOL PLANS TO HAVE 15 OF THOSE MOBILE BUTTONS. IN ALL, THE SECURITY UPGRADES WILL COST ABOUT ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.THE MONEY COMES FROM THE INCARNATION CATHOLIC COMMUNITY.ETHAN FITZGERALD, FIVE ON 2

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