Keeping kids safe is top priority for any school, and one local school has made some significant changes to give parents peace of mind.
Villa Madonna Academy High School Principal Pamela McQueen says, the Amish school shooting that happened in Pennsylvania last fall... made them stop talking about it and take action.
They used a special project fund to pay for the new security system.
It's been installed since January, but McQueen says it took most of the semester to work out the kinks.
McQueen says they had specific ideas of that they needed.
"One of the first things we talked about was locking doors. We knew that was important, but we wanted to find a way to do that and still let the parents feel welcome. We looked at a system that allowed us to that with locked doors."
When guests come to the main entrance, they have to buzz in. A camera records who it is- and the secretary can see and talk to that person.
An online system monitors the doors- if one is ajar for a few minutes, it notifies school officials.
The gym is in a separate building, and it has its own system.
McQueen says so far parents have been positive about the changes.
She says school officials are also talking about installing cameras outside... to cover the parking lot and exterior of the buildings.