Back to School: Protecting your children

(image: WPMI) Back to School: Protecting your children

We're taking a closer look at school security in Mobile County Public Schools and the plans in place to better protect your children.

School Security Director Andy Gatewood says training like this is essential.

He says especially when you only have 12 resource officers to cover 56,000 students in 88 schools

Now, Mobile Police Department is gaining real time access into school security cameras.

All elementary schools and one middle school have new mag lock systems that require visitors to be buzzed in after they're first viewed on camera.

Gatewood says expect that protection to expand to even more schools as funds become available.

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