After last week's school shooting in Connecticut, Hobbs Elementary in Cheyenne is stepping up security by asking parents to man its front door.
Lynette Tafoya is the parent of a third grader at Hobbs. On Monday she got a phone call from the school asking her to volunteer to man its front door. "What, am I going to stop an armed intruder with my lunch tray?" she said.
Laramie County School District One says it doesn't encourage schools to do this. It manages security with things like table top exercises, practice drills and customized emergency plans based on each school's layout.
Tafoya says that's the real issue at Hobbs: its dated layout. For her it's not about having parents man the school's front doors, but improving the security for a school that was built over 50 years ago when security wasn't such an important issue.