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‘You have to be proactive,’ Binghamton High School takes action for safety concerns


BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Binghamton City School District Superintendent Tonia Thompson and Binghamton Associate Principal Miriam Purdy joined at Binghamton High School Thursday morning to introduce additional safety measures they implemented on Monday.

Before winter break, the Binghamton City School District conducted “ThoughtExchange” surveys for students and families to share their concerns and suggestions to assist them on what actions they could take immediately following the winter break.

On Monday, the school day ran on a one-hour delay schedule so the students could review the new safety protocols and behavioral expectations with their first-period teachers.

The Binghamton City School District said a majority of the safety concerns occur during the transitional periods of the school day. These times and places include arrival, bathrooms and hallways.

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