KSDK-TV testing Kirkwood High School's security protocols moves legislators into action
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KSDK-TV testing Kirkwood High School's security protocols moves legislators into action

Date: February 18, 2014
By: John Zupon
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: 
KSDK's reporting efforts that lead to a lock-down at a Kirkwood public school came before a House committee.
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Wrap: A St. Louis TV Station's high school security test inspired a bill that would criminalize recklessly causing a lockdown.

Ewan Burns-Wilton is a junior at Kirkwood High School.

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Description: "I was pretty terrified. I didn't think I would die, I didn't think I would get hurt because I feel like we have good security at our school."

 

Webster Groves’s Assistant Superintendent Dr. Diane Moore teachers are prepared to do whatever necessary to protect their students.
 

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Description: "Teachers also are passionate about their children, and they are the first ones to stand up and try to protect their children."

The TV sation apologizes for the lockdown but stood by their investigation.

  

Reporting from the state Capitol, I’m John Zupon.
Intro: 
KSDK's reporting efforts that lead to a lock-down at a Kirkwood public school came before a House committee. 
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OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: St. Louis County Democratic Representative Stacey Newman wants to criminalize recklessly causing a lock down, which KSDK-TV did last month.

Newman cited the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics.
 

Actuality:  KSDK01.WAV
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Description: Going under cover and inserting yourself as a journalist into a story is not acceptable and this is exactly the situation that happened at Kirkwood High School.
 

 
Under this measure anyone who threatens the security of a building or public school would be charged with a class D felony.
 
Reporting from the state Capitol, I’m John Zupon.

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