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NCJ Number: 118424 Find in a Library
Title: Security Now Is Elementary
Journal: School Safety  Dated:(Winter 1987)  Pages:14-15
Author(s): E Muir
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 2
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Language: English
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Annotation: Security problems in elementary schools may be different than those in secondary schools, but they need to be addressed just as diligently.
Abstract: Security problems in elementary schools are not necessarily the students, but rather adult drug abusers, psychopaths, and irresponsible parents. In many urban areas, the local elementary school has become the target of common street criminals. As a building with little or no security, the elementary school is both vulnerable and attractive to criminals or noncustodial parents who want to "kidnap" their children. New York City has implemented procedures to maximize elementary school security. Penalties for trespassing and loitering on or near the city's elementary schools have been increased by the State legislature. In addition, each school must outline a security plan that encompasses visitor screening, exit security, and intruder alert. Specific procedures to reduce the vulnerability of elementary schools are detailed.
Main Term(s): School security
Index Term(s): Elementary school education; Public schools
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