School safety upgrades called for in report
Recommendations follow fatal hallway stabbing in September of Hamid Aminzada, 19
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.
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.
You can read the full report below: