Slater Schools Strengthen Security

1 decade 6 months 1 week ago October 17, 2006 Oct 17, 2006 Tuesday, October 17 2006 Tuesday, October 17, 2006 9:29:48 PM CDT in News

Alexander Elementary School sent letters to students' homes, explaining increased security measures.

"It could happen here as well and we need to be prepared," said Principal Jean Dowell.

Starting this week, only one entrance is open for the public to go into the elementary and high schools or the superintendent's office. Each visitor must sign in and wear a badge.

"It might inconvenience some but, me personally, I'm all right with it," Winters said. "It's a good thing that they are trying to secure the school and classrooms, which doors to go in, which doors not to go in."

Walking his son home each day is another way to stay safe.

"Makes me feel a little better," Winters added.

Police said the suspect in the attempted abduction is a white man, and witnesses described him as in his 40s or 50s, bald on top with long hair on the sides of his head and a short, white beard. He could be driving an older, red, box-style van with rust around the right rear wheel.

Contact Slater police if you have any information.

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