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Westerly High School Implements Badge Entry System

Students at Westerly High School will encounter new security measures when they get to class Monday.

The Westerly Sun reported that Westerly High School students will need badges to get inside the building. The badges are part of a swipe system recently installed. Each badge has a code that's read by keypad devices.

School leaders said the system won't work for students who are late or trying to use it at times other than in between classes. They would have to contact someone in the main office to get it.

The move to increase security comes amid concerns about school safety, most recently after the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.

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