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Spokane Valley high school increases security for school year

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The West Valley School District is putting in a new security system at one of its high schools. It involves new double doors, and an emergency button system. The West Valley School District is putting in a new security system at one of its high schools. It involves new double doors, and an emergency button system.
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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

The West Valley School District is putting in a new security system at one of its high schools. It involves new double doors, and an emergency button system. 

First off, when someone walks into the school, they have to have the secretary unlock the new double doors to get into the school. The emergency button is there in case something terrible goes wrong. 

The secretary or principal can press the button, and the police will be notified right away. A light will also come on, letting the students know something is wrong. 

All exterior doors are locked once someone presses the button, including the two portable doors.

This is just a pilot program. If all goes well this year, the district would gradually put the system in place in other school around West Valley. 

Spokane Valley High School had renovations this year, which is why the district chose this school, and the timing.

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