As part of its ongoing effort to enhance campus safety, the Los Alamitos Unified School District has installed a blue light security tower in the main Los Alamitos High School parking lot. The 12-foot, free-standing tower, like those commonly seen on college campuses and in public parks across the country, enables anyone in distress to call 911 with one touch of a button. In addition, the tower flashes a blue light, sounds a siren and activates a camera when the help button is pressed.
Chris Vlasic, the district’s Director of Safety and Personnel Services, said the installation of the tower is a pilot project that after evaluation will determine “whether or not this is a worthy endeavor for student and staff safety” at other campuses in the district.
The article above was submitted by Robert Ostmann, Los Alamitos Unified School District.