How one Central Florida district plans to keep students safe this upcoming school year

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — Parents inside Minneola City Hall on Thursday night listened to safety officers and Lake County School District officials talk about plans to keep children safe.

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School resource deputies laid out what they’ve been doing all summer to prepare.

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Officials said the Lake County School Board greenlit purchasing a crisis alert system. Every employee will wear a lanyard that, if pushed three times, will alert all the officials that there’s a threat.

School resource deputies said they’ve been doing firearm training all summer and changing door locks that require a key.

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Deputies said they wanted to install metal detectors, but it’s too expensive. In its place, they’re asking anyone who sees something to say something.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.