W. Indiana schools plan tighter school security

More security in wake of mass shooting in Newtown

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Students returning to school in some Indiana districts will see tighter security in place in the wake of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., where 20 elementary school students were killed.

The Tribune-Star reports the Vigo County School Corp. that after the holiday break that front entrances will be locked at the elementary and middle schools. Visitors will have to use a buzzer or video system to get in. The district is making technology upgrades to schools that don't have such systems.

Vigo County Sheriff Greg Ewing told WTHI-TV he is drafting a proposal that would add three full-time deputies to place in rural middle and elementary schools on a permanent basis. Ewing said he believes rural schools are more vulnerable because it takes longer for authorities to respond.

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