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Security features a priority at under construction Brookfield school

There will be a number of security features at the school currently under construction in Brookfield. Board of Education member Rosa Fernandes recently gave a brief overview of the state-of-the-art security features that will be included at Candlewood Lake Elementary School, which is replacing Huckleberry Hill and Center schools. 

The design was created with safety as a top priority. 

The long driveway is intentional, to provide clear sightlines of anyone trying to get near the building.  There's a single access point to the building, cars can't drive close by.  Intruder-resistant glass, not ballistic film, was incorporated into the build.  Whisconier Middle School and Brookfield High School have sworn officers.  BHS also have an unarmed security guard.  The district has installed panic buttons and ran practice drills with police on response times.  They've also upgraded intercom system so there are no silent zones.  The buildings are always on lockout mode, but now have given teachers the capability and training to call a lockdown if necessary.  Previously they would have to call the main office. 

Brookfield also installed a secure building access system to identify if someone has a criminal record or is a registered sex offender.

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Todd Schnitt

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