Violence at college campuses has school systems looking at security

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – More violence at an American university has colleges and school systems looking at security.

Metro Nashville schools have a variety of security procedures in place.

Exterior doors are now locked, so the single point of entry is through the front office at most Metro schools.

Office staff also scan the ID of every visitor to the school, matching the results against the sex offender registry.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

Every Metro school now also has surveillance cameras inside and out, and panic buttons.

Mathew Portell, principal of Fall-Hamilton Advanced Option School in Nashville, said the goal is to be prepared for anything.

“We have an extensive plan that everybody in this building practices,” said Portell.

In addition to fire and tornado drills, Metro schools also regularly practice lockdown and lockout drills for different emergencies.