Vermont High School Bringing Back Cameras in Wake of Newtown

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Friday, May 10, 2013

For seven years, the video cameras sat in boxes gathering dust at Mount Mansfield Union High School.

Now the same cameras that were yanked down from school hallways after parents and students complained are on the verge of going back up. What’s changed?

The answer can be summarized in two words: Newtown shootings.

Since 20-year-old Adam Lanza gunned down 20 first-graders and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school in December, education officials in Vermont and the nation have taken steps to review and increase security. That’s driving a renewed interest in surveillance cameras.

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