The recent arrest of a 31-year old man from Billings in the recreation center locker room has prompted the Baker superintendent to increase security measures at the school.
Baker police arrested Timothy Keil of Billings in the rec center locker room that is adjacent to the school.
The arrest made Superintendent Aaron Skogen make some changes to how school security is handled.
Keil was arrested after a stolen vehicle was spotted in the school parking lot. The police and sheriff personnel had been warned that the man may have been traveling to the Baker area.
“We had multiple access points that had been unlocked. A lot of the doors that had been unlocked remained unlocked because we never had a situation like this.
“With this situation, we had a person who purchased a fob, and came in through the high school entrance, and walked down to the complex,” he explained.
“What we have done is locked all of our exterior exits. Now, we have only one entrance which is up front for visitors for the main high school,” Skogen said.
“We have also separated access from the rec center site. There is no longer access from the rec center area into the high school.”
The school also has added signs and passes for all the visitors at the main office. “Anyone who comes to the school will have to go to the office first and be required to have a visitors pass,” he said.
There are a lot of contractors working on construction projects. “They will have separate passes.”
The reason Keil came to the school was to use the rec center locker room, according to the superintendent.
Because of that, the school has been made more secure, Skogen said. “Hopefully, we have deterred that situation.”