Kristie Wolfe, principal of Father Tolton Regional Catholic School, stands in the the yet-unfinished hallways. The school will join others across the country in instituting increased security measures in the post-9/11 age.
Security measures increase in schools after 9/11

The terrorist attack in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, shook the world in a dramatic way. In the years following, people — particularly parents — no longer felt secure on American soil. Parents soon began to fear for their most prized possessions: their children. It was now planted in their minds that an attack could occur at any possible moment, even in public schools.

Fire department, police acknowledged for keeping Columbia residents safe
Germantown High School/Germantown, Tenn.

In the wake of Sept. 11, 2001, the Columbia Fire and Police departments changed procedures to create a safer environment for the city’s residents. Despite having put more restrictions in place, residents said they appreciate the work of the departments.

Post 9/11 security rules not just for major airports
Kirkwood High School/St. Louis, Mo.

At 2 p.m. last Monday, the Columbia Regional Airport was nearly empty. There were no shuttle buses or taxis dropping off passengers. There were no voices over the intercom announcing final boarding instructions. Only one passenger waited in the terminal for her 3:30 p.m. flight.

Debate over Patriot Act continues 10 years later
Incarnate Word Academy/St. Louis, Mo.

COLUMBIA — Changes in national security laws made in response to the 9/11 attacks have made many Americans question whether the government is breaching civil liberties to protect the U.S. from other attacks.

MU campus security changes after 9/11
Parish Episcopal/Dallas, Texas

COLUMBIA — The attack on Sept. 11, 2001, made an unforgettable impact on America and changed the way many people view the world.

TSA procedures have changed modes of travel since 9/11
Whitehaven High School/Memphis, Tenn.

Standing with feet spread shoulder-width apart, being frisked by a total stranger and feeling totally violated. That’s how many people have felt after experiencing their belongings and their bodies searched due to increased security measures while traveling since Sept. 11, 2001.

Sept. 11 led to increased security at college games
Germantown High School/Memphis, Tenn.

Picture this: You are at Faurot Field in a crowd of nearly 70,000. It’s the fourth quarter of the regular-season finale against arch-rival Kansas Jayhawks. With two minutes left, the Tigers need a defensive stop to guarantee a perfect season. All of a sudden, the officials stop the game. The public address announcer’s voice booms across the stadium, “Everybody remain calm, but we are now on lockdown.”