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Durango schools get surveillance cameras from safety grant

July 31, 2019

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Durango schools are getting surveillance cameras that officials say aim to allow faster responses to emergencies.

The Durango Herald reported Tuesday that the Durango School District 9-R is spending $365,000 to install cameras at its campuses.

District safety and security coordinator Kathy Morris says the surveillance systems are being installed at middle schools this summer and then at the other schools over the next two years.

The cameras are part of a $1.1 million state grant that is also funding school training, ballistic window film and secure greeting areas.

Morris says she and school security officers will have access to the video feeds, allowing them to quickly locate problems and threats.

She says all video footage will be stored for a couple of weeks.

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Information from: Durango Herald, http://www.durangoherald.com

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