Sumter County School Officials Ramping Up Security

By: Rachel Alig Email
By: Rachel Alig Email

Since the start of the school year, Sumter County High has been broken into three times. Due to these incidents, school officials are ramping up their security.

Two of those break-ins happened within the last two weeks. In both cases, 51' and 52' inch flat screen TV's were stolen. In the first one, that was two weeks agao, officials say the security system was compromised.

According to Superintendent Fred Primm with Sumter County Schools, this has motivated school officials to take a closer look at the security they have and develop ways to improve it.

"Because of this we are going to change our strategy in terms of our security system and making sure that it can't be compromised. We are also looking into, and that's a conversation I have to have with the board, perhaps checking with an outside security agency that may have night watchmen or weekend security working with the local police and sheriff's department to see if there are some things we can perhaps work out. But, we've got a lot of work to do and we are going to keep these schools secure," describes Superintendent Primm.

Primm says the items stolen are usually aides that are used for teaching, which ultimately hurts the students the most. He says the school system is taking these cases very seriously.

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