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Buzzers, cameras may end Newton’s open school policy

The Newton public schools, facing pressure from parents after the mass shooting at a ­Connecticut school last week, will probably install buzzers and cameras at elementary and middle schools, ending a tradition of open buildings.

Superintendent David Fleishman said in an interview Friday that school and city officials will begin looking at a cost and timeline for making the changes to the schools’ front doors. In a letter to parents Friday, Fleishman outlined additional security issues district officials are examining, such as drop-off and pick-up procedures, identification and sign-in policies, and lockdown and fire drills.

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