The Tennessean
Dickson County High School checkpoint welcome center

Welcome center at Tennessee high school will serve as security checkpoint

May 26, 2022
The facility to be built at Creek Wood High School in Charlotte, Tenn., will help bolster security by restricting access to the school grounds.

The Dickson County (Tenn.) district is constructing a "welcome center" at the main entrance of Creek Wood High School in Charlotte that will serve as a security checkpoint.

District officials said the center's design and operation will be similar to the checkpoint building at Dickson County High School that was built in 2018, reportsThe Tennessean

“The purpose of these is to help secure large campuses through one point of access during business hours,” said schools director, Danny Weeks.

The welcome center will also help control students arriving and leaving campus during the school day. 

At Dickson County High School, visitors or students arriving after 8:15 a.m. are required to check in with the person in the welcome center building. The employee at the center then radios the main office to see if the arriving person is allowed or expected on campus. 

Construction of the checkpoint is expected to cost about $100,000.

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