PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Students in Northview Public Schools started the new academic year a lot safer, thanks to some new security upgrades at the high school.
The $30 million in renovations include lower lockers, fewer walls and more glass, giving faculty and staff more visibility of the school grounds. The district also added an inner vestibule by which all visitors must enter before being allowed into the main building. The upgrades also more than 60 security cameras, each one providing a 360 degree view.
"We don't design schools like a jail; it is designed for passive supervision. From where I am standing now, you can see 300 feet down to the cafeteria and you can see all the way down over 800 lockers as well," said Matt Slagle, a senior design architect with TowerPinkster.