Back to school safety and security: Patrick County Public Schools

10 News investigates the measures school districts are taking to protect staff and students

PATRICK COUNTY, Va. – Patrick County Public Schools includes seven schools, serving around 2,500 students. The district beefed up its security this school year by investing:

  • More than $232,000 on two-way radio systems
  • Nearly $38,000 on enclosed entrances and lobbies that require individuals to be scanned in
  • $22,000 to install fiber lines that run to the athletic fields
  • Close to $46,000 to mount cameras at the athletic fields.

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Alyssa Rae grew up in Roanoke and graduated from Virginia Tech. An avid sports fan, she spent her first 8 years in TV as a sports anchor and reporter.