Marion County High ups its security

Marion County High School Principal Dustin Silas stands in front of the recently completed security entrance to the school.

GUIN — The safety of students is a priority for school officials in this age of threats and shootings. With help from a private donation, Marion County High School has installed a barrier in the form of a wall at its entrance, stopping visitors and directing them to the office before being admitted into the school.
The donation was $10,000 to MCHS, and an additional $10,000 was given to Guin Elementary School as well.
“Most schools now have what they call a trap door, and we didn’t have that,” Principal Dustin Silas explained. “We were able to take that money and build a wall.
“All of our exterior doors in this building are glass. This wall was needed, especially in the front.”

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