Cameras, panic buttons to Cy-Fair $55M school securityCameras, panic buttons to Cy-Fair $55M school securityhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=36702014-07-09T19:37:00Z2014-07-09T00:00:00Z

CYPRESS - Cypress-Fairbanks ISD (Cy-Fair) will spend $55 million to tighten school security, including installing strategically placed panic buttons on campuses and replacing existing entry windows with bullet-resistant glass.

Voters approved the improvement, which will be completed districtwide by 2020, in a $1.2 billion bond election in May.

Cy-Fair plans to add security vestibules to the front office area of 50 schools to keep unapproved visitors from gaining access, upgrade security cameras and install lockdown buttons and stand-alone emergency phones at all schools. They are also installing bullet-resistant glass at the front of schools.

This will make Cy-Fair — Texas' third largest school system — one of the only districts in the region with bullet-resistant glass.

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