WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) -- The West Point School District is in the process of finishing across the district security enhancements.
They include several upgrades to the front entrances of the schools.
At Church Hill Elementary, the main entrance was reconfigured to give staff the ability to monitor who comes in and out of the school at all times.
One parent of a child who attends the school said this will greatly enhance safety for the students, faculty and staff.
"Parents [are] having to go in through the office, and it's just been a great thing," said Helen Facella, a West Point resident. "It's a good thing because our school system is so small. Most people know everybody here, but they do check IDs, and you have to go in through the office so it's very safe."
The biggest security enhancements are about 90 percent done with the rest being completed later this month.