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School safety upgrades called for in report

A report prompted by the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old student in September is calling for stepped-up security measures at Toronto high schools.

Recommendations follow fatal hallway stabbing in September of Hamid Aminzada, 19

Report on school safety

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A new report makes 41 recommendations to improve safety at TDSB schools. 2:11

A report prompted by the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old student in September is calling for stepped-up security measures at Toronto high schools.

The fatal stabbing of a student at North Albion Collegiate Institute in September prompted the Toronto District School Board to take a closer look at how it handles security. (CBC)

A panel reporting to the Toronto District School Board was formed after Hamid Aminzada, 19, was stabbed to death at Albion Collegiate in September while trying to break up a hallway fight.

The report includes 41 recommendations to improve school safety, including:  

  • More training for hall monitors.
  • More hall supervision by teachers.
  • Upgrades to security cameras.
  • All doors locked at the beginning of the school day, forcing visitors to enter through the main office. Many elementary schools already do this.
  • Interior door locks so teachers don't have to reach into the hallway to lock classroom doors during lockdowns and other emergencies.
  • More social workers and social mentoring.

​The report will come before the school board on Wednesday. 

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