MPS increases security at Central Office

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - If you plan on attending any future meetings of the Montgomery County Public School system, get ready for new security measures.

System spokesman Tom Salter says security staff at Tuesday night's meeting will conduct a "trial run" of new procedures affecting all those who visit the Central Office and attend board meetings.

Everyone entering the facility must now go through a metal detector. "Persons and bags will be subject to search," Salter said.

Those visitors who come to the Central Office for reasons other than to attend board meetings will also be required to sign-in and out and wear visitor's badges while on the property. Salter added that while there, visitors are to be escorted to and from their appointments by personnel from the section they're visiting.

The move is part of a broader safety initiative the system is planning to implement at all school campuses and administrative buildings. Salter says the plan is being phased in through the end of the school year.

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