North Union School District

  • 03 Nov 2015 10:52

North Union Local School District Learning That Security Integration is Essential


North Union Local School District serves approximately 1500 students in grades preschool through grade 12 on a campus comprised of one elementary school, a new middle school and high school. The district geographically lies in Richwood, Ohio, northwest of the greater Columbus metropolitan area and busses the majority of its students in from the outlying rural areas.

North Union just built a new middle school and recently finished a new addition on its high school. Five years ago, a security system was installed in the new elementary school, but administrators were disappointed with its video quality and lack of features. The completion of the high school renovation prompted them to look for a new solution.

Being in a rural county and conscious of the ever-changing school environment, North Union administrators conducted a comprehensive training session with Union County’s first responders. A simulated shooter and student actors were used to enact a school shooting. The simulation demonstrated how school officials and first responders would respond. The exercise demonstrated the school’s weaknesses and helped determine what security procedures and technology were needed to keep students safe.

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