Florida district learns tough lesson about surveillance cameras

The St. Petersburg Times reports that the Pinellas County school district is reassessing the effectiveness of its surveillance system after a 6-year-old boy was struck by a car outside of school. Had someone been watching the surveillance monitors, they would have noticed the boy running out of the school building and toward the street. Although the district has spent a lot on surveillance hardware, it has not had people monitoring the cameras often enough. School officials also realize that “surveillance can help reconstruct incidents but typically doesn’t prevent them.”

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