Randolph-Clay High School makes changes for security

Randolph Co. students required to have clear backpacks

RANDOLPH CO., GA (WALB) - Randolph-Clay County High School started the new year with some changes to better the safety of teachers and students.

Randolph-Clay High School Principal Dr. Kimberly Ingram said the school’s new security system and making students carry clear book bags will benefit the school and those inside.

“We believe safety first, that is our number one job, to make sure that the children who come to school leave every day,” said Ingram.

Ingram wants to make sure her students have a safe and positive school year, that is why she said a new security system was needed.

“We check several times a day to make sure our doors are locked. We also installed a camera system so that if anyone comes to our door, we are able to see them,” explained Ingram.

Ingram said that with the new system, visitors must push a button in order to get in and when students arrive to the school, they have to check in with their ID in the front office.

Ingram explained that another part of the security system includes making students carry clear book bags.

“I realize that some people may not be able to find them, so I have ordered them from a company. They have given me a good price, although they cost as much as $35. We will not sell them for that price. We will have them for about $10 each,” said Ingram.

Ingram said that she sent home letters to parents before Christmas break, telling them about the new policy.

“We do not have lockers, our students carry book bags. We have a clear book bag policy that all students must have book bags that are clear and or transparent," said Ingram.

Ingram said she is excited for the new security updates and said that it is going to be a team effort to adjust to the changes.

“I have some really great students. I have some really supportive parents and I think we all are realizing that for us to move forward, it is going to take a team effort. My door is always open, you don’t need an appointment to come see me," explained Ingram.

Ingram said she is very excited about the clear book bag policy.

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