CENTERVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) - Stingley Elementary in Centerville is meant to be inviting for students with its well decorated entrance, but the district is trying to make Stingley and its other buildings less welcoming for anyone looking to harm those inside.
Starting today Stingley has a secure front entrance.
Centerville already added the same features to its other buildings over the summer.
Now when you show up at a Centerville school, the doors are locked. A camera watches anyone who approaches the door. To get inside you have to be buzzed in.
2 NEWS asked Centerville Superintendent Tom Henderson about the changes and whether they'll keep students and staff safer.
"I think it was the right thing to do," Henderson says. "I'm glad we went in this direction. I think it's going to add an extra level of security for our staff and students."
Henderson says the district spent two-thirds less on the project because it did the work itself rather than put a contract out for bid.
He says there are two Kindergarten through First Grade buildings left to secure. He hopes to have them done by the start of next week.
Forget the slippery roads and inches of snow on the ground, it's the perfect time to propose marriage. At least that is how Levi Minor felt Friday night.
Snowfall reports vary across the Miami Valley as the storm continues to produce heavy snow, making it hard for drivers to see in some cases.
The National Weather Service canceled the Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory just after 9:30 pm.
Sinclair Community College is closing all campus locations for the day due to the inclement weather.