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Local law enforcement discuss school security at conference

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Recent gun-related violence on school property is a big concern of metro Atlanta law enforcement and security personnel.

"We all share the same problem and everybody is worried about active shooters on campuses," said Tony Biello, the head of security at The Lovett School.

Wednesday members of local law enforcement met to discuss policies and procedures that they use to protect students and teachers.

"My security force is actively patrolling on the campus. We also now have an area of sign-in or different locations where you sign in when you come in," said Biello.

"There are a lot of hardware answers that can be utilized in order to help with security, like security cameras," said Monique Wilkerson, the security program manager at HSS Aviation and Government Services.

The conference was sponsored by the American Society for Industrial Security or ASIS. Its members said the brainstorming sessions are critical.

"I think it is of the utmost importance that we are in constant contact with each other and knowing what each other are doing and that if we come across something that is best practice, we naturally share it with our friends, our brothers, our associates in this business," said Biello.

"The take away is to ensure we keep the lines of communication and the doors of collaboration open between us, so that we can share information as we face and attack some of these challenges," said Marquenta Sands, the chief of security at Atlanta Public School Schools.

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