Sapulpa school board to vote on $200,000 district security proposal

SAPULPA, Okla. - Big changes to Sapulpa school security is now in the hands of the school board.

Still only months removed from the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, school administrators are focusing on their own schools' safety.

Some $200,000 in security upgrades have been proposed for Sapulpa Public Schools, including the installation of magnetic strips, panic buttons, double doors and bullet resistant glass.

Right now, anyone can walk right into Sapulpa High School, pass by the office and head into a classroom.

If approved, the districts' seven sites would feature new entrances and would give school employees the ability to screen visitors before allowing entry.

The money would come out of Sapulpa's building fund. The vote is set for late February, and construction could begin as soon as the spring.

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