Bronx Lighthouse Charter School (BLCS) educates approximately 468 K-8 scholars in a four story facility in the South Bronx. Opened in August 2004, the artsy and culturally enriched school has made many excellent changes to its safety procedures by employing two Safety Officers for the first time. Two volunteers from SafeHalls Project, Inc. arrived at BLCS on Friday, October 24th 2014. They received a warm greeting by Stacy Winitt, principal; Reginald Samuel, senior school safety officer and the school therapy dog “Griffin.” Prior to this year, BLCS applied an open door policy; where visitors had the liberty to enter, remain and move throughout facility without showing ID. The new and safer policy was implemented by Stacy Winitt in August of 2014. Letters were sent to parents over the summer outlining changes in policies and parents were provided with a handbook.