Security Upgrades at area Schools.
Written by Jesse Baroka on August 15, 2019
GOGEBIC / IRON COUNTY – As the 2019-20 school year fast approaches students will feel more secure as area schools upgraded security over the summer break. Most schools received security cameras, Wakefield – Marenisco received exterior doors upgrades with the central office being moved to be directly inside the main entrance, All visitors enter through an entrance that is equipped with a camera and buzzer system. The Hurley School District recently received a $71,400 grant for security updates, with some of the upgrades not being announced to better provide the intended protections of the upgrades. The Hurley school district has a strong relationship with the Iron County Sheriff’s Office and Hurley Police Department and the departments assist with drills and discussing scenarios with staff and students. A student evacuation drill will be held in September in Hurley with the focus on educating students and staff on what to do in an event of an emergency and school staff will carry lanyards with reminders on expectations of what to do in the event of a code yellow or code red scenario. Mercer, Bessemer, and the Gogebic-Ontonagon Independent school districts have also reported recent security upgrades through special grants or as part of renovations.