Safety and security "top concern" at Cave Spring High modular classrooms

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As renovations at Cave Spring High School get underway, officials are stressing that they take security very seriously.

"It's always a top concern," said Chuck Lionberger, Community Relations Specialist for Roanoke County Schools. He says a number of measures are planned to keep students safe as they move into new modular classrooms.

"We will have an eight foot fence around the entire perimeter of the modular campus. We will have two dedicated school resource officers for this campus," said Lionberger.

Speaking after Thursday's school board meeting, Lionberger said a suite of security buffers will also be added between Chaparral Drive and the modular classrooms, in addition to a new turn lane.

Lionberger added that there's still no official date for students to begin using the classrooms, and he hopes this weekend's snow will not delay construction further.