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Beresford district talks safety following new gun regulations

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Millions of Americans are digesting the president's plan for gun control regulations. That includes parents, teachers and even students who look to the future of safety in their own schools.

After the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, safety in school is at the heart of the debate surrounding gun control. Beresford is no exception.

The district has made big changes over the last decade, installing 25 security cameras in the high school and constantly updating its safety management procedure for just about any emergency imaginable.

Superintendent Brian Field says the district doesn't have a school resource officer but a good relationship with local law enforcement.

While chances are slim of any big tragedy in Beresford, administrators with the district are not ruling anything out which is why they're staying ahead of the game to keep the building safe.

Field says the effort of administrators to instill safety is not something they can do alone.

"It's a community effort, not just schools. It involves parents, the community, local law enforcement. It's a job of everyone...that's why it's important to involve all of those entities when you do crisis management, and things like that," Superintendent Brian Field said.

As the discussion continues, the superintendent has already sent a letter to let parents and families know that safety is the district's number one priority as they move forward. Changes in the future include possibility of allowing teachers to lock the classroom doors from the inside in the event of a lock down.

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