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Northwestern Michigan College Steps Up Security

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Northwestern Michigan College is stepping up security in their classrooms.

A $20,000 investment will make it easier for teachers to lock classrooms from the inside without a key.

This month, the school also plans to install a system that can send a voice message to more than 800 phones on four campuses in less than 5 minutes.

This feature alone will cost $16,000 over 5 years.

Schools across the country are taking similar measures to better their school security, after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December.