Secured Operation (SO)
Physical barriers between students and public street. e.g. Fences, Trees, Walls, etc.
From the supporting literature (linked), fences and real barriers can effective against a determined crime.
Closed Campus (CC)
The school campus is secured requiring permission to enter.
From the supporting literature (linked), is important that school premises are properly secured with a fence or other means requiring permission to enter. All entry into school campuses should be controlled.
outdoor equipment accessible to students and teachers are safe.
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