Back to school safety and security: Highland County Public Schools

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

HIGHLAND COUNTY, Va. – Highland County Public Schools is a small division that only consists of Highland Elementary and Highland High School.

HCPS’s safety and security upgrades last year included:

  • Installation of electronic scanner devices at main entrances
  • Inspection and update of the fire safety system
  • The purchase of new key fobs for main entrances
  • Updating classroom phones for communication

Per state code, the division also invested in electronic mapping of school facilities to share with emergency responders.

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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.