Exclusive: First look at new layer of protection to keep kids safe in school

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CLEVELAND– A new layer of protection to keep your kids safe in school– safe at the push of a button.

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District has new equipment, which will help get emergency responders to the building as quickly as possible.

The school emergency radio alert is currently being installed in all Cleveland Metropolitan School District buildings.

“The principal can just push the button and be immediately connected to police dispatch,” said CMSD Chief Lester Fultz.

Fultz said the district has several layers of security to help prevent anyone with a weapon from getting into any of the buildings — but this equipment is an extra level of security.

With the recent school shootings happening across the country this equipment helps give
peace of mind to the principal at Louise May Alcott School.

“We want to do whatever we can to keep them safe,” said Eileen Mangan Stull.

The chief and school officials said while they are pleased to have the equipment, they are hoping they will never have to use it.

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