Letter: District heading in right direction on security

Security in Riverhead schools
BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Riverhead schools head of security Donald Henderson watching security monitors.

To the Editor:

I would like to congratulate Superintendent Nancy Carney and the Riverhead school board on their decision to implement new, district-wide security upgrades.

Moreover, the board is to be applauded for not burdening Riverhead taxpayers with an additional tax levy to achieve this goal.

As parents we all want our children to go to school in a safe and secure environment. Unfortunately, the Sandy Hook, Conn., tragedy has reminded us of the need for such school security measures.

I note, to that end, Donald Henderson, the Riverhead district’s chief of security, has long advocated for these upgraded security measures, and for having the necessary security guards go respond to any emergency threats the cameras may uncover.

This is a responsible act to safeguard our precious children.

Marlando Williams, Baiting Hollow

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