Appomattox Co., VA- There's some new security for Appomattox County Public Schools this year. Thanks to a state security grant last year, the school system has installed new intercom and video systems at all front doors to screen who enters the building.
Visitors will have to call the office and speak to an employee before being let inside. They will then have to provide identification that will be scanned and run through a database. If that checks out they'll get a pass to wear during their visit.
"It's another layer of security and I think it will be helpful to parents to know we are doing an additional check of identification," said Dr. Dorinda Grasty, Superintendent for Appomattox County Public Schools.
Grasty says since school started Monday, they have had no issues with their new security systems.