Schools in the Freehold Borough School District in Freehold, New Jersey have been turned into digital fortress. As part of a study, the district has equipped the schools with Iris scanners and a tailgate detection system.
All this is designed to "improve overall school and student safety".
The system will acts as a gatekeeper for school employees, parents, guardians and visitors, but the press release doesn't mention students. The tailgate detection system monitors the frequency at which an individual holds the school door open for another individual.
Apparently the district has a major problem with individuals sneaking into the school to kidnap children, steal supplies or sell drugs – otherwise I don't see why they need to install an expensive security system using iris scanning technology.
But will turning the school into a fortress really solve the problems if these threats still lurk outside its walls?
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