The City of Bethel received $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice to improve safety in Bethel schools. The bulk of the funding will be used to install a secure entrance at Bethel Regional High School. Staff will be able to use cameras to monitor who is entering, and “buzz” people in when they are deemed safe.
Other purchases will include card reader locks on all the doors in the high school, and an app that will allow school staff to alert police, fire, and medical staff of an emergency with the press of a single button.
The council directed the city administration to accept the grant money last night.