Schools in Southwest Colorado experience change driven by Columbine

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Schools in Southwest Colorado experience change driven by Columbine

Buildings and cultures adapt in Durango and Cortez
Montezuma-Cortez High School Principal Jason Wayman said many lessons about school security have been learned since the Columbine High School shootings, including installing doors that can be locked from the inside.
Students in Animas High School walk beneath cameras that have been placed all around the campus. Head of School Sean Woytek said developing strong relationships with students is key to preventing security threats.
Math teacher Susan Wisenbaker discovered a YouTube video that shows how a chair can secure doors and introduced the method at Montezuma-Cortez High School.
Whoever works the front desk at Animas High School can see the display of video cameras that are placed throughout the campus.

Schools in Southwest Colorado experience change driven by Columbine

Montezuma-Cortez High School Principal Jason Wayman said many lessons about school security have been learned since the Columbine High School shootings, including installing doors that can be locked from the inside.
Students in Animas High School walk beneath cameras that have been placed all around the campus. Head of School Sean Woytek said developing strong relationships with students is key to preventing security threats.
Math teacher Susan Wisenbaker discovered a YouTube video that shows how a chair can secure doors and introduced the method at Montezuma-Cortez High School.
Whoever works the front desk at Animas High School can see the display of video cameras that are placed throughout the campus.

Schools in Southwest Colorado experience change driven by Columbine

Christine Imming with Animas High School uses her card key ID to unlock a door at the school.

Schools in Southwest Colorado experience change driven by Columbine

Doors at Montezuma-Cortez High School are controlled remotely and are usually locked. They are programed to open during certain times like lunch hour and the end of the school day.

Schools in Southwest Colorado experience change driven by Columbine

Animas High School Assistant Head of School Libby Cowles, left, and Christine Imming talk about the Columbine High School shooting with students Lindsay Levine, 16, Alma Wolf, 18, Alaina Wray, 15, Chris Atchinson, 16, and Ethan Holst, 18.

Schools in Southwest Colorado experience change driven by Columbine

Kerwin Tom, a senior at Montezuma-Cortez High School, serves as a teaching assistant to science teacher Debi Ball. He says relationships among students and teachers at the school assure him more than any building design or physical barriers that the school is safe.

Schools in Southwest Colorado experience change driven by Columbine

A new portable panic alarm has been added at Animas High School.
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