RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) – One of Governor Brian Sandoval’s requests Thursday about enhancing school security statewide was to examine the amount of schools that have a single entry point system. About a third of Washoe County schools are single point entry right now – meaning the campus is fenced in with just one door visitors can enter through.
The district wants to eventually move almost all campuses to this format, but is having trouble doing so because of money. So News 4's Fact Finder Team started looking into what that means for the schools that aren't single point entry right now and how safe they are in the time being.
For safety reasons the school district asked us not to name which campuses have single point entry systems and which don't, but at one of those unnamed high schools we found a door left wide open through a fence which a few feet down clearly was not closed up. Then over at the main building, a door opened with ease allowing us into a lobby.
To see what we found inside and how school district leaders responded, click on the video attached to this story.