CASTLE ROCK, Colo. —
Sandy Hook "did everything right that we practice and that we drill on and that we talk about," Douglas County schools Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen said.
"We thought that the pieces we have in place were enough. And then, this opened our eyes to a whole different view of that," she said.
Other measures being considered here include having armed plainclothes officers at schools, and installing remote-control door-locking systems to keep any potential gunman boxed inside a confined area.
But the parking lot initiative was a simple idea that had an immediate impact.
"It is certainly an idea we'd support and encourage," said Corey Ray, spokesman with the U.S. Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Services, which encourages school-police partnership