In a letter to Baltimore community leaders Frank Storch urges that Baltimore schools and other locations where community members congregate, more steps should be taken to insure the safety and security of residents.
Inspired by the shocking and tragic events that took place in a Connecticut elementary school in mid-December, Storch listed several ways the community can take further precautions to upgrade the security in schools, synagogues and other public spaces.
• Panic buttons should be installed at all locations where receptionists are stationed
• Surprise lock-down drills should be practiced on a regular basis
• Cell phones should be pre-programmed with all staff numbers as well as emergency numbers in case land-lines are down.