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Baltimore County investing $13.6M in school security

Posted at 8:38 AM, Nov 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-17 08:38:51-05

School violence is a concern for every parent, and now Baltimore County officials are working to keep students safe. 

The district is investing millions of dollars in technology for cameras and door locks among other things.

Kevin Kamenetz, the Baltimore County Executive, is pouring $13.6 million into public schools. On Friday Kamenetz will highlight new security cameras and card reader door locks that will be installed in all elementary schools, as well as enhancements to safety measures in middle and high schools.

A video dashboard will allow authorities instant access to video feeds from the schools in case of emergency, and GPS units were installed in school buses. 

Kamenetz will make the announcement at 11:00 Friday morning at Southwest Academy as part of American Education Week.