Twin Falls School District Looking At Security


By Andrew Reed

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Following the Connecticut shooting, schools across the US. are reevaluating their security procedures.

Safety of the children is the number one priority twin falls school district officials believe in.

But, there's an expense to protecting children, updating their camera systems doesn't come without a price tag.

"Our equipment is in place and it works well, but it's not the most modern though and we have to weigh that with all the other things that we have to consider as far as keeping the kids safe” Dr. Wiley Dobbs Superintendent, Twin Falls School District.

Officer Dan Heil with the twin falls police department makes sure that police work with school officials.

"We fill that we have a good hand on security and keeping track of those kinds of things. We have school responsible books that each officer has from the newest officers up to the Captions and Chiefs that layout all the plans of the schools so we can refresh ourselves” said Heil.

The Twin Falls School District has cameras placed in hallways, entrances, cafeterias, and outside areas at all 13-campuses."

"Every year we have a line item in the budget to update and upgrade our security systems, specifically the cameras and in addition we might find instances that we can add cameras, we work closely with building administrator and our School Resource Officers” said Carl Voigt Operation Director, Twin Falls School District.

The district's safety committee plans to evaluate technology that keeps an eye on school activity.

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