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Red Wing School District Supt. Karsten Anderson demonstrates the new buzzer system that, he says, will make the district more secure. Starting Tuesday, all visitors must buzz to enter district buildings. (Republican Eagle photo by Sarah Gorvin)

District installs buzzer, ID system

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Red Wing School District is stepping up its security measures for the coming school year. Starting on the first day of school Tuesday, people who visit the district's buildings during school hours will need to be buzzed in and then receive an ID badge from the school's office.

"We value having people come to the buildings, but at the same time, we want to make sure we have the safest, most secure buildings as possible," Supt. Karsten Anderson said. "This is one way to ensure that."

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Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.
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