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Defective locks raise safety concerns for high school students

Published On: Jan 22 2013 06:15:22 PM MST   Updated On: Jan 22 2013 09:03:32 PM MST
BOZEMAN, Mont. -

Belgrade High Students said they are concerned over reports of just how easy it is to get past the locks on the doors to their school.

NBC Montana went to Belgrade High School right around lunchtime to listen to what students had to say about the reported defective locks.

Students said they were not surprised to hear that other students were breaking into class rooms.

"I'm sure you can use a credit card to get in. If you know how to pick a lock you can probably do it," said Quincy Galiger.

Another student said he sees kids hanging around the school after sporting events.

"I know that a lot of kids can sneak through windows, leave a window cracked open and they will get in that way," said Chad Hertz.

NBC Montana called Candy Lubansky, Belgrade's superintendent, to ask her if the school was aware of the issue and what school officials are doing about it.

Lubansky said they have a security plan set to replace the worn out and broken locks.