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The Times are a Changin'

On the front page of the Star Tribune today there is an article about my hometown elementary school. I went to Watertown-Mayer Elementary from first grade through sixth grade, and then off to the high school I went 7th-12th grade. Anyway, this article is about the brand new elementary school they just built. I guess the security there is top notch, the best around.
Here is the link to read more about it, if you are so inclined: http://www.startribune.com/west/story/1572425.html

I am just amazed and maybe feeling a little old, because Watertown has a population of about 3,000 now, and even there in a small farm town, security is a huge priority. Don't get me wrong, i believe security is needed these days, but I am just still a little surprised that Watertown is in need of taking these measures. I work at a suburban middle school, and I am always amazed that even at this school the doors are always locked and a security card is needed to get clearance, and there is a police liaison i…