Just a few weeks ago the Bayport-Blue Point School District locked down the high school and Academy Elementary in response to what turned out to be a false weapons threat report.
On December 14 a gunman massacred 26 students and staff at a Connecticut elementary school in what is being described as the second worse school shooting in the history of the U.S.
Is it time for schools to take more drastic security measures, such as installing metal detectors and body searches for building visitors?
Do schools need to beef up security personnel and arm them for such potential scenarios?
Those against such measures believe schools may become prison-like and change the educational culture.
Others endorse such measures given the increasing number of violent incidents at schools and believe it could prevent more from happening.
What's your view? What do you think your local school district should do or not do?
Are you in favor of greater security measures even if it means having your bag or body searched when you visit your child's school?
Tell us in the comments and we'll compile for a wrap-up post early next week.