RHINELANDER - After a scare in Laona Monday, the School District of Rhinelander school district says they're up-to-date with a crisis response plan.
"It's a big deal to us, and we know that it's important. If something can happen in Laona, it can happen in Rhinelander. But we have taken every precaution and we believe that we have things in place to handle situations that, hopefully, we'll never have to deal with," says Kim Swisher, community education coordinator for the district.
Thanks to a partnership with the Oneida County Sheriff's Department, the district got a grant totalling over $200,000 to upgrade security systems.
Those upgrades included new cameras that can be accessed in real time by law enforcement inside and outside the schools, and lockdown drills at all grade levels.
Rhinelander High School's renovations include directing traffic through the main office and sealing the administrative offices off from the rest of the school.
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