RBHS chief moves to limit school entry points
Riverside-Brookfield High School Superintendent Kevin Skinkis announced on Jan. 25 that he has taken steps to limit access to the school building in order to improve security. A letter outlining the changes was sent to parents on Monday.
On school days prior to the start of classes, students and staff will be able to access the building through doors A and G. Door A is the school’s new main entrance on Golf Road by the main parking lot. Door G is the old main entrance to the school facing Ridgewood Road.
Once the school day begins, however, the only point of entry to the school will be Door A. Any visitors to the school must also check in at the welcome window to obtain a visitor’s badge before being admitted past the locked doors.
In addition, Door A will be the only entry point on evenings and weekends and Door A will also be the only entry point for athletes coming to school for morning practices.
The changes come in the wake of a mass shooting in December at a Connecticut elementary school and following an incident earlier this month in which an RBHS security staff member found an intruder, reportedly looking to have sex with boys, wandering the hallways.
No one was harmed by the man, a paroled felon, who was arrested by police and charged with criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct.