Students in Biloxi, Miss., public schools started classes this week under the watchful eye of web cameras that will keep track of every classroom and hallway. School and security officials said they believed Biloxi might be the first school district in the nation to install cameras in every classroom.

Biloxi started installing the cameras two years ago, and now that the project is complete, there are more than 500 cameras in district schools, said Deputy Superintendent Robert Voles.

The cameras, which don't record sound, are contained in circular...

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