Rockford Auburn High School has new parking rules after shooting. What you need to know

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Auburn High School is located at 5110 Auburn St. in Rockford.
Auburn High School is located at 5110 Auburn St. in Rockford.

ROCKFORD — Auburn High School is putting up new barriers and directional signs in its parking lots starting Tuesday, two weeks after two students were shot in one of the school's parking lots.

The changes will affect Auburn's student, staff and visitor parking areas.

Starting Tuesday, outside of normal arrival and dismissal times, parking lots will have new strategically-placed barriers and directional signs to aid in traffic flow.

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The following guidelines will be in place:

Student parking

Students should access the student parking lot from north Pierpont Avenue. Students will be required to check in with a security team before entering the parking lot and show both a valid Auburn-issued student ID and a valid parking pass hanging from the rear-view mirror. Parking passes are available in the Auburn High School finance office.

Student drop-off

Drivers dropping off or picking up students should enter the clinic parking lot from N. Pierpont Ave. Drivers will not be permitted to park.

Staff entrance and parking

Staff should enter from the Auburn Street staff entrance. Limited staff parking is also available in the clinic parking area, which is separate from student parking.

Visitors

All visitors must enter and exit from Auburn Street and park in front of the school’s main entrance. Visitor parking will not be permitted in any other areas, including areas designated for students or staff. Visitors to the Crusader Community Health Auburn Campus should park in the designated clinic parking lot.

All motorists are to expect delays on Tuesday this week as the changes are implemented. Students are asked to arrive at school early to ensure they’re in class on time.

Chris Green: cgreen@rrstar.com; @chrisfgreen

This article originally appeared on Rockford Register Star: Rockford Auburn High School parking lot rule changes after shooting

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