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Parent helps to secure schools in Nevada school district

Posted at 11:59 AM, Mar 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-19 14:59:13-04

A father in Spanish Springs is donating security systems to elementary schools at the Washoe County School District.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports James Andrews has paid for three temporary single-point entry systems, which include security cameras, remote locks and an intercom, and has ordered parts to donate three more.

Andrews says the goal is to create an airlock-like checkpoint to control who comes into the school.

Andrews has a child at Spanish Springs Elementary, where he installed a security entrance, along with ones at Alice Taylor and Bud Beasley elementaries.

The district is working to build permanent single-point entrances.

Andrews owns Jensen Electric, a commercial and industrial electrical contractor that serves northern Nevada.