Reporter's Notebook: Jessica Lewis

I parked my car on the far side of the parking lot at Norwich Middle School and waited for a few moments, collecting my thoughts and calming my nerves. I surveyed the building, and immediately saw three separate sets of doors; each had signs displayed in the window directing visitors to the office. Never having been to the middle school, I was unsure which set of doors would lead me to the office, so I started at the end, and began trying to gain entry. I attempted to open three separate sets of doors, all of which were locked. The last set of doors I tried was located adjacent to the office, so I assumed I had been seen, and entered through the designated entrance. I found myself in the main office. The receptionist immediately directed me to sign in. The door to the school was against the opposite wall; there was no way to sneak through the office undetected. I asked to speak with the principal about school security, but was not able to do so at the time.

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