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New security system at schoolSubmitted: 04/28/2014
Story By Kaitlyn Howe

New security system at school
EAGLE RIVER - Parents want to know their kids are safe while at school. That's why schools take steps to keep their buildings secure.

Northland Pines High School is securing the building with a new system.

Every visitor has to have their state ID or drivers license scanned.

The program then looks up the person. That way the school can find out more about the visitor.


"[It] checks them against a national database for incidents such as sexual predators. If a person does have that on their record it'll come up as a hit on the system to where then I will have a gentle conversation with that individual," says Jim Brewer the Northland Pines High School Principal.

The High School got the system a couple of weeks ago.

Administrators know it'll help keep track of visitors.

"They will get an ID badge with their picture, name, and location. So if I see somebody with an ID badge that says field house on it, where they should be at the field house but they're up in my academic wing, that's an immediate red flag of what is going on," says Brewer.

If the system works well in the high school the district plans on using it in all of the schools.

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