(03/15/13) - A Mid-Michigan school district is moving forward with plans to add an extra layer of security.
This week, the Lake Fenton School District approved the plans for a "police substation" inside the middle school.
While it is noisy and a bit hectic, it is not uncommon when dozens of students flood the hallways between classes.
To help maintain the norm, there could soon be a new layer of security.
"We're trying to look at all areas we can look at for safety for our children," said Wayne Wright, superintendent.
This week, the Lake Fenton School Board approved plans for a police substation inside the middle school.
The substation would be manned by a Genesee County Sheriff's Deputy.
"We're looking forward to it. I don't know of any other police department or any other school district in the entire state that will actually have a substation right in the school," said Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell.
Serious consideration for the plan emerged after 26 students and teachers were killed at Sandy Hook elementary.
"We've been talking about it for some time, but with Sandy Hook, it's the urgency of getting it done," Pickell said.
"We have not had any major problems or problems at all that I can speak of, but we you can never tell what could happen. You have to take all precautions," Wright said.
While the exact details of the plan are still being finalized, the hope is to have a sheriff's deputy on hand all day long, patrolling not just the middle school, but all schools within the district.
The substation could be up an running at the beginning of April.
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