CMS Has Implemented New Safety Measures for the Coming School Year

Brett Jensen
August 07, 2019 - 1:41 pm

With the 2019-2020 school year set to start on Aug. 26, in Mecklenburg County, CMS has implemented a host of new security measures to help with the safety of students.

The new security enhancements include:

  • A crisis-alert system that has a beacon light alert and panic button cards for all staff
  • Two CMS Police K-9s trained in narcotic and firearm detection
  • Safety screenings at all high schools, with expansion into middle and K-8 schools
  • Expansion and enhancement of video surveillance (CMS has 7,125 cameras in its schools)
  • Active survival training for all employees (more than 8,000 have been trained)
  • The fingerprinting and background checks of the some 3,000 employees that weren’t vetted previously
  • Physical improvements, such as upgraded locks, stronger doors and digital access controls for main entries
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