Residents Criticize Unlocked School Doors at Safety Forum
The Eagle Tribune reported the news today.
Salem town and school officials hosted a public safety forum at SHS on Jan. 14, with close to 100 attending according to a report from the Eagle Tribune.
The event, moved to the high school auditorium, was announced last week by Superintendent Michael Delahanty as a way to update residents on current safety practices in the district in light of last month's shooting incident in Newtown, CT.
According to the paper, Delahanty and other officials were criticized after residents learned that there is only one school resource officer for the six elementary schools and not all district school doors are locked, including those at the portables. Delahanty argued that the cost of one SRO is between $100,000 to $115,000.