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New safety system at CHS
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Haleigh Dykes
New detection system at CHS entrance

New school year brings new changes and updates here at Collinsville High School. Students were introduced to the brand new Welcome Center this school year which also includes the new weapon detection systems.

Students are entering Collinsville High School a little differently than years past. This year students are entering school through the brand new weapon detection system. When you first approach the system, you will walk through it with either holding your chromebook up above you, or handing it off to a school staff member.  When walking through the detection system, the systems are made to detect any weapons or anything that could be a weapon. 

Knowing that the school district continues to make improvements to our schools to ensure safety is key.

 “The school instituted these measures with the hope that it will make our campuses safer,” said Ms. Biondi, who monitors the students coming into the school. “The goal is to keep all of you safer. We love you and want you to be here at school learning. If this helps us do that better, I’m happy for it. This will be a beneficial tool for future generations to remain safe while at school.”

Some students are happy about the new system, but do have suggestions.

 “The weapon systems have helped to make our school a safer environment for me and my peers,” said Olivia Varner. “The only downside is if you are running late it makes the system inefficient to wait in the long line that forms outside of the school.”

Safety monitor Miranda Roger has seen many changes since being a student at CHS. “I never expected to live in a time like this but it’s definitely beneficial”, said Miranda Rogers. “It is beneficial for our safety and it’s important that we are taking precautions now. I do feel safe”. 

Although it’s clear to say many students have different opinions on the new weapon system, Collinsville High School is trying their best to navigate this school year and all the different changes this school year brings.

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Haleigh Dykes, Staff writer
Haleigh Dykes is currently a senior at Collinsville High School and is excited for her first year on The Kahoki news staff. Haleigh is also an officer for the Student Council and wants to make a difference at CHS and in her community. She enjoys hanging out with her friends and family, reading, and traveling. This year she hopes to grow her skills as a writer and is excited to be a part of The Kahoki for her last year of high school. After graduating, she will be attending Paul Mitchell Cosmetology School and dreams of opening a salon of her own in the future.

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