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Jasper News

February 7, 2013

New security measures at HCHS are taken in stride

Jasper — Students at Hamilton County High School seem to be adjusting well to new security measures recently put into place, according to Superintendent Thomas Moffses, and so far, there have been no issues.

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Williams monitors the metal detector that was recently re-installed at the front entrance to the main building, where parents, visitors, and late arriving students must pass through before being allowed any further onto the campus. Williams advises everyone coming into the office to empty their pockets of all metal objects, including keys, belts and cell phones, before walking through the detector. He also inspects purses and backpacks and other items that could possibly be concealing weapons.

Additionally, at the bus ramps, students are randomly tested for the presence of unauthorized metal objects, such as guns or knives with metal detecting wands.

The students, Moffses said, are getting used to the new security measures and are cooperating without a fuss.

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