After last year’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the Palm Beach County School District joined others across the country in reviewing and attempting to improve security procedures. The focus understandably has been on keeping outsiders intent on violence from intruding on school campuses.
The tragic double murder at Dreyfoos School of the Art in West Palm Beach underscores the importance of also effectively monitoring the district’s thousands of non-teaching employees. Javier Burgos, a custodian at Dreyfoos, is being sought for questioning in the murders of fellow employees Christopher Marshall and Ted Orama, who were found shot to death at the prestigious magnet school on June 19.
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