A Third of Montgomery County, MD Students Want Security Upgrades at Schools
A recent survey of more than 1,100 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students found that about a third want school security upgrades.
About 20 percent said they’d like increased security staff and police officers in schools, while about 13 percent indicated support for more mental health services. The facility improvements favored by about 32 percent of those surveyed included better alarm systems, more secure entrances, additional cameras and classroom door locking mechanisms.
Some students also suggested establishing stricter school safety policies, conducting additional emergency drills, creating an emergency hotline and installing metal detectors at schools.