The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - - NATION -

The wave of ef­forts marks the lat­est es­ca­la­tion of se­cu­rity en­hance­ments prompted by hor­ri­fy­ing and highly pub­li­cized school at­tacks.

Af­ter the Columbine High School shoot­ing in 1999, ad­min­is­tra­tors be­gan rou­tinely prac­tic­ing lock­down drills and hir­ing po­lice of­fi­cers.

Af­ter the Sandy Hook Ele­men­tary School shoot­ing in 2012, dis­tricts in­stalled more buzzer sys­tems and limited points of en­try on cam­puses.

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