(SALISBURY, Md.) -Throughout the year's the Wicomico County School system and Wicomico High School have been protecting the kids with cameras scattered throughout the school and in the main office. After summer construction Wicomico High has added vestibules to restrict the access of the visitors. Wicomico High student Darren Nelson likes that the school is being proactive with the construction of the new entrance.
"Just seeing the security that they are adding makes it just a safer environment and just walking around school and seeing the extra layer of security makes you feel safe," said Nelson.
Another improvement this year is the new screening software for visitors. Someone that is visiting has to give them their license to get it scanned.
The Director Of School Climate and Safety Kelley Morris-Springston said the software was needed
"If something comes up suspicious which you will have one of your office associates right at the raptor system," said Morris-Springston."They will automatically alert the building administration that may mean the principal or the designee and they handle the situation from that point."
This year there are also new secure entries at Parkside High, Choices Academy, and the new West Salisbury Elementary too. All Wicomico schools are using new screening software for visitors.