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Leelanau Co. School Installs New Classroom Security Device

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The start of a new school year is just days away, and one northern Michigan school district is adding a new security measure unlike any other.

"The Boot" is a simple device that would stop an attacker or intruder from getting into a classroom.

"Boots" have been installed on the door of every classroom at Northport Public School in Leelanau County.
 
9&10's Meredith Barack and photojournalist Jake Johnson learned the story behind "The Boot", and why the school chose to have them installed.
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