Plan to visit a local school this year? Don't expect to breeze right through the doors.
Flat Rock-Hawcreek School Corp. spent more than $20,000 this summer adding a buzzer system to all doors, and several Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. buildings have newly secured entrances.
"You can never be too careful in this day or age, unfortunately," said Jim Tedder, director of transportation and facilities for Hope schools.
When visiting most BCSC schools, members of the public can only get as far as a small, enclosed front foyer. The doors leading directly into the school's hallways are locked, and visitors must go through the main office to check in.
For more on this story, see Saturday's Republic.