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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Parkland students start school year with heavy police presence, classroom locks, video surveillance, IDs around their necks

Parkland students start school year with heavy police presence, classroom locks, video surveillance, IDs around their necks

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Wednesday returned to a more secure campus as they began their first new school year since a gunman killed 17 people in the freshman building. But some say they still won't feel protected despite $6.5 million spent on security enhancements, including 18 safety monitors, new classroom locks and upgraded video surveillance.

All the students wore lanyards with IDs around their necks as they walked past a heavy police presence. Volunteers greeted them with German shepherds, and a helicopter hovered overhead as a throng of media watched from across the street.

Samantha Deitsch, 15, said she's grateful for the changes, but...

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