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New technology to keep Vegas valley schools safe

Posted at 6:15 AM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-15 09:15:56-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — New technology is helping to keep students safe at Las Vegas valley schools.

Sierra Vista High School has spent nearly $20,000 on updating their school security.

The most notable changes start with the doors which are locked around the perimeter of the campus. Visitors have to be buzzed in after showing their ID and stating their purpose on campus.

From there, visitors have to go to the administration office where they are entered into Ident-a-kid.

It’s a system that scans your ID and does a quick background check. It will automatically tell school staff if the person is a sex offender.

If they pass the background check, their picture is taken and they are given a pass.

If not, campus security or police handle the issue if a person needs to be escorted off campus.