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Davenport School Safety

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Upgraded security measures are underway to make Davenport Schools safer.

Some parents are having mixed feelings about whether it will be enough or not.

"I think they could be a lot more secure right now," James Morris, a father of three, said. "I've even walked into the school before and no one has asked me anything. I just think it would be safer if we do something to protect all of our kids."

Another parent felt that it comes down to targeting troubled kids.

"I am in favor of teachers have dead bolt locks on their doors to prevent some forms of violence but also I think maybe putting the money into the student programming so we can target some of these kids as they are going through and their anger problems and maybe reduce some of that," Jennifer Weyeneth said.

Davenport school district officials plan to secure entrances to six different schools, place intruder locks on classroom doors and install more cameras.

The district will spend over half-a-million dollars on the upgrades.

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