11-year-old Melvin Arevalo is relieved that his Eisenhower Middle School in Laurel is one of the first of 194 county schools to benefit from $7.5 million in security upgrades. These include front doors with electronic locks and video intercom, plus three hidden panic buttons.
Implementation at some schools will take longer than others, security officials tell the Gazette, but the work will be "well underway" once the first bell rings in just more than a week.
Klinger interview March 14, 2013
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