The Beloit School District says it’s best to leave school safety procedures up to the professionals. The reminder comes after police say a man tried to force his way through a locked side door at Converse Elementary School on Tuesday.
Police arrested 58-year-old Dwight Miller on trespassing charges. Miller, who was reportedly wearing camouflage, claimed he was just trying to “test school security.”
The incident occurred while students were in the building. A teacher cleared the hallway near a kindergarten classroom and reported Miller to school’s main office.
Beloit School District Safety and Security Coordinator Dan Stauffacher says contacting the school directly would have been a better approach for Miller, or for any parents who have questions about school safety. Stauffacher says their schools are among the safest places a child could ever be, due to the extensive security measures that are in place.
Jon Meerdink, WCLO