October 2, 2019

School system tests new security device

By Ashleigh Plemper
Farmer Staff Writer

As of Monday, Sept. 23, the Watford City Intermediate School has begun the incorporation of a new security device to further ensure the safety and wellness for all of their students.
“In the first week of implementation, we have already scanned between 20 and 30 people,” says Brad Foss, Watford City Intermediate School principal.
When a visitor approaches the initial entrance of the school building, they are required to scan their Driver’s License. A quick search is then generated and conducted through the visitor monitoring system.
“It does a quick background check on things such as whether the person has sex offenses, custody issues and things like that,” says Foss.
 After the individual is cleared, the machine prints a badge that notes several details.
“It tells us who they are, what they’re doing, and where they’re going in our school,” says Foss.
Foss goes on to say that the new system is really just a way for the school to monitor people visiting the premises.

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