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New Security Coming to Some Minnesota Schools

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New schedules aren't the only thing students in Minnesota will be getting used to on Tuesday.

As the new school year kicks off, many schools have implemented new security measures.

Business manager for the Fergus Falls school district says this is a project like no other.

"That would be the entrance to the building from the outside," says Mark Master, Business Manager for Fergus Falls Schools.

Fergus Falls elementary schools are in the process of creating new barrier walls.

"Every school should be looking into this," says Masten.

It's something that was installed at Sandy Hook elementary in Newtown, and will now be here.

"It's a little bit late getting the proper materials here on sight," says Masten.

Now when this project is all said and done visitors will have to come through this door over here and be greeted by the barrier walls and then buzzed in by the school secretary before ever stepping foot inside the school.

"When we say barrier wall, it means it will be very hard to get into. It will look inviting but it will not shatter," says Masten.

Masten says the project cost about $100,000 for each school but says when it comes to child safety it's worth every penny.

Hawley and Ulen-Hitterdahl schools may not have barrier walls, but starting Tuesday ,all of them will have school resource officers for the first time.

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