Orange Beach Elementary Named Safest In Alabama

Orange Beach Elementary Named Safest In Alabama

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According to Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange, Orange Beach Elementary is one of the safest schools in the state.

The city recently spent 30-thousand dollars in security upgrades, including enhanced, video surveillance, panic buttons and a computerized, driver's license identification system.

The city will also install bullet proof glass at the school.

Supt. Dr. Alan Lee has commended Orange Beach for its efforts and has encouraged other cities to make school safety a top priority.

Many cities have promised to step up police patrols on campus, but haven't committed to spending tens of thousands on school security. Many towns simply can't afford it.

Dr. Lee says the school doesn't have the funds to provide high-tech security on all campuses and has suggested individual police agencies and city governments find funding sources.


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