Miss. schools taking look at security measures

By The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The McComb school system is looking at switching to uniforms as a way to address security issues.

Meanwhile, Pearl River County is doing a security evaluation at its schools.

Officials at both school systems say the steps are a response, in part, to the school shootings in Newtown, Conn.

The Enterprise-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/WJ1fOH) that McComb High School principal Robert Lamkin told school board members this week that student uniforms will help maintain security at the campus.

In Pearl River County, schools Superintendent Alan Lumpkin tells the Picayune Item (http://bit.ly/XMVczf) that campus police chief Brandon Herrin is leading a review of school “lock down procedures.” He says the review will bring recommendations to improve security on the school system’s three campuses at McNeill, Carriere and Burgetown communities.