Buzzers on entrance doors. Security cameras. Bulletproof glass. These are among the physical reinforcements that have become more common in schools across the country in the five years since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, as more and more schools try to address security concerns. Experts say the Dec. 14, 2012, massacre in Newtown, Conn. that left 20 children and six staff members dead prompted the wave of alterations to school buildings.
Adding security features comes with challenges, though: They can be costly for cash-strapped schools — Klinger said the buzzer system alone can run about $5,000 — and they can make school feel less than inviting.
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