WINSTON-SALEM All middle schools in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools soon will get new security features at their entrances.

The devices will be installed to all middle schools in the district with the exception of Paisley IB Magnet. Devices at that school will be installed once construction is done, said Jonathan Wilson, security director for the district.

The school board last week approved a plan to spend $94,500 to buy and install these security devices.

The front doors to the middle schools will operate much like the visitor entrances at the elementary schools. Visitors will ring in on an intercom and someone working the front office can buzz them in.

The new system can be connected to the existing security cameras around the school.

The other entrances around the school commonly used by students throughout the day will be equipped with a card scan and keypad for students and staff members to use.

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