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Keeping Ottawa schools safe from intruders

Students and staff at D. Roy Kennedy Public School had a bit of a scare Thursday morning. Ottawa Police say a man in his 50s entered the building with what turned out to be a fake gun. Police wound up subduing the man with a taser but it was a real cause for concern for staff, students and their families. So, in a situation like this - is there anything that could have prevented the man from getting into the school? We put the question to Brett Reynolds, the board's principal of Inclusive, Safe and Caring Programs: 


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