In the months following the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, school districts across the country have changed. But some measures have been controversial, igniting a debate.
"We all want to keep our kids safe but lets do it in a way that gathers community input," Alan Rutter, the Executive Directors of Shalom Counseling and Mediation Center said.
Rutter was one of many who helped lead a school safety and gun violence forum in Archbold on Monday.
Many local school districts have already started to beef up security. Some adding door buzzers and surveillance cameras and others have brought in police officers and explored the idea of arming staff, a touchy issue across the board.
"It adds to the danger it seems to me rather than alleviating it," Cara Ulrich, who lives in Archbold said.
Rutter says he's heard the arguments for and against before, but he believes sharing thoughts and concerns in a forum setting will help communities come to a reasonable solution.
"There are a lot of options somewhere between the extreme positions of doing nothing and or arming all kinds of personnel," he said.
There will be two other meetings like this. One in Bryan on Thursday and another in Defiance next Tuesday.