ORCUTT - It's a daily morning routine for many parents, dropping kids off at school.
But in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting massacre in Connecticut last month, some parents are skeptical about the safety of their child's school.
"Not as safe as they should be", says parent Lourdes Clayton who believes it may be time to take a closer look at fencing in schools.
"It looks terrible to have chain-linked fences around the school perimeters", Clayton says, "but I think that's probably what needs to happen."
School District administrators are reviewing and revamping campus security plans with the help of law enforcement and defend the need to maintain open school campuses.
"I would think it a sad thing that we feel we need to have our schools look like penitentiaries", says Orcutt School District Assistant Superintendent Marysia Ochej.
Law enforcement agencies like the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department are stepping up their presence on campus, other agencies are adding more school resource officers.
"By their continuous presence on campus that when something doesn't seem right they will either notice it or two, they are a little more approachable", says Santa Maria Police Department Sgt. Terry Flaa.
And while law enforcement and school districts do what they can to keep local school campuses safe, others say parents need to step up as well.
"You need to be aware of what your child is doing, and who your child is hanging around with", parent Lourdes Clayton says, "you should know who your child's friends are and what they are doing."
Law enforcement and school districts are urging parents and the general public to keep close watch on everything having to do with schools.
If something doesn't look right, or even seem right, tell someone about it.
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