TO MAINTAIN the safety and security of their students, the Davao City National High School (DCNHS) has extended the height of its perimeter walls.

DCNHS school media relations officer Jed Bete said in an online interview with Sunstar Davao on Friday, May 1, that due to some students cutting classes or late students trying to get inside the school by jumping over the school’s gates and fences, they decided to extend the height of the school’s walls.

Bete added the school also installed cyclone wires and warning signs.

He said the walls were extended in the summer of 2018 while the cyclone wires were installed just this February.

"We do not want them to meet any accident due to cutting classes. This is why we are sternly warning them not to jump over the fence," he added.

Bete said that students are only allowed to go outside the campus through its main gate for lunch break at 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and dismissal of classes at 2:45 p.m.

He added that he would like their students to know that the school administration is very much concerned with their safety and security. The school does not want them to meet accidents for disobeying its policies, adding that it’s the students’ responsibility to follow the school’s rules and regulations.