Around fifteen secondary schools will be equipped with security gates in the frame of an experimental measure which will be then extended to a whole region declared French Region President Laurent Wauquiez, thus carrying out his campaign pledge.
“This measures aims at reinforcing security among secondary schools for today they cannot provide sufficient protection”, he said to the AFP (French Press Agency) after visiting Moirans secondary school institution (Isère). He wants these gates to be rapidly implemented: “in less than two months”. Moirans secondary school, as a leading structure, will be equipped with:”a gate and badge system that should not let anyone in”. Total cost of this project is about one hundred crore.
However, such iniative raises controversy as student unions claim it would take more than an hour and a half to get every student in. Besides, students gathering simultaneously “could potentially become a target”.