BAINBRIDGE, N.Y. -- One Chenango County school district that has experienced its own threats, wants parents to know how they are stepping up security.
The Bainbridge-Guilford School District held a public forum discussing safety procedures.
The superintendent said schools already hold safety drills and law enforcement patrols the building.
Moving forward, the school's capital project will increase safety measures, icluding adding 18 more security cameras, hardening the doors and the glass, and installing a buzzer entry.
Officials also mentioned potentially adding metal detectors and armed security. And some parents say these changes are critical.
"As much as some parents would think that's a prison to a student, at this point, where we are in the world, it doesn't really matter to me," said Colleen Cutting, a student's parent. "It's about sending my child to school and knowing they are going to come back to me at the end of the day."
The project will start in the spring and will be finished in the fall of 2020.