Back to school safety and security: Amherst County Public Schools

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

AMHERST COUNTY, Va. – Amherst County Public Schools serves about 4,000 students in six elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school.

This school year, the district is looking to re-key a few buildings and add additional card access points.

We’re told that each summer the COO and administration determine what safety and security requests are needed.

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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.