New technology detects gunshots fired in schools in Idaho

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The city of Ammon in conjunction with District 93, law enforcement and a Virginia-based tech company are testing out a system they say will alert them to gunmen on school campuses.

Saturday officials tested Shotpoint โ€“ an acoustic shot detection system โ€“ with live rounds at Sandcreek Middle School. Although Saturday's exercise was staged, school leaders said the possibility of an actual school shooting is all too real.

"We've seen it happen at a variety of places, even places where folks thought this could never happen,โ€ said John Pymm, director of safe schools at District 93.

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