New security measures in place at schools

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — As students return to school in Franklin Township, they will notice work to add new security measures this year.

Officials said the updates will be done thanks to a matching school safety grant.

The changes include updated entrances with buzzers to get in and updated security cameras.

Another change includes the addition of a visitor management system to track who exactly is coming through the doors.

It works by performing an instant background check on visitors before they’re allowed into the school. Anyone wishing to enter must show their ID which is scanned for the background screening.

If a potential threat is identified, instant alerts are sent to school administrators and law enforcement.

Lebanon Schools began using a similar program last year.

According to Franklin Twp school officials, $41,000 grant will be used to add to already-existing security procedures. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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