Created: Mon, 05 Aug 2013 05:26:00 EST
Updated: Tue, 06 Aug 2013 09:16:13 EST
Bibb County students will be confined behind locks and cameras.
The Bibb County School District approved funds for a new security system at elementary schools system wide. The system is equipped with a camera and monitor, which will be used to identify visitors at the schools.
The first school to get the new monitoring security system is Lane Elementary. The cameras are placed a three entrances, the front door, the lunch room delivery door, and near the school’s gymnasium.
The front desk clerk has been designated to track the system, requesting a name and identification of anyone seeking entrance into the school building.
"We do want our parents to visit our schools but we want them to do it in a safe manner and anybody else that visits," said David Gowan, the Director of Risk Management for the Bibb County School District. "You will no longer be able to walk up to the front of the campus and open the door.
The first phase of the new security system includes all elementary schools in the district.
It is expected to be completed by the end of the 2013-14 school year.
The program is broken up into four phases to get the monitoring system at middle and high schools. The first phase is the only one that has been funded.