Networked security cameras unveiled for all Baltimore elementary schools

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Baltimore County officials gathered Tuesday to unveil $3.7 million in school security improvements, including a OneView camera system that will make security footage available in real time to county police as well as to the county schools' Department of School Safety and Security.

During a press conference held at the Baltimore County Public Safety Building, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz called the camera system as well as other improvements at county schools "a series of proactive measures" taken to enhance safety in county schools.

"We know first-hand the terror of Columbine hitting home on the first day of school last year at Perry Hall High School, when a student opened fire in the cafeteria, critically injuring another student," Kamenetz said, referring to the Aug. 27, 2012, shooting at the school that injured 17-year-old special needs student, Daniel Borowy. Student Robert W. Gladden Jr. was sentenced to 35 years in prison in February.

Read more