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Whitefish Middle School.
Josh Burnham

One week after students across Montana walked out of class to advocate for safer schools, parents, teachers and school administrators in Whitefish are proposing safety upgrades to the district's public schools

The Whitefish School Board set up a citizens work group on safety and security last fall. Patty Johnson is a member.

06/30/2014 - Security, security. Can’t get enough of it. Paradoxically, the more we have of it the less secure we feel. The latest weapons and massive military spending are never enough. Since 9/11 the term is bandied about. There is the huge bureaucracy, the Department of Homeland Security. Within it is the TSA, with its 60,000-plus employees and a budget over $7 billion. We go through checks and searches. Then there’s the NSA surveillance. Could U.S. global policies from drone strikes to invasions actually be undermining our security?