Back-To-School Means Higher Security For Area Students

Aug 27, 2014

Schools all over the country have increased security on their campuses.
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If you haven’t been in a school lately, you might be surprised that entering one feels like passing through security at Fort Knox.

On Wednesday's Up to Date, we talk about the heightened safety procedures that schools have established in the wake of a trail of school shootings. We also look at the costs and effects of having a larger police presence there.


  • John Douglass, director of safety and security for the Shawnee Mission School District
  • Sam Zeff, KCUR reporter