Winston-Salem/Forsyth Co. Schools adding security cameras

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools leaders always wanted to place security cameras in all of its 43 elementary schools. But Darrell Walker, assistant superintendent of operations, says the school system didn't have a way to pay for the project until recently.

"It makes them feel a lot more secured,” he said. “I think parents feel good that the board is taking their concerns to heart and we are moving in the right direction."

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools is using leftover 2006 construction bond money to pay for installing 8 security cameras at 43 elementary schools. The cameras will have secure Internet access so the school system and law enforcement can use the cameras in the event of an emergency.

"If there was an incident they can pull them up on laptops. They can go to a website and pull those up," Walker explained.

Parents like Lakisha Haith say installing 8 cameras at each elementary school is a good idea.

"I feel safer knowing that someone is always watching knowing if strangers are walking up on them, makes you feel good," Haith said.

The $1 million project should be completed by July 1.


  • FaithC

    I like the idea. They need to use it to let kids know that they can be filmed and bad behavior will not be tolerated.

  • 2Cents

    They should put cameras in ALL schools. Elementary, Middle, High School….all of them. And if the camera catches unnaceptable behavior, throw the kid out! The schools are over-run with ill mannered young people as it is. They are ill mannered and they have weapons!

    ‘Smile, you are on candid camera, thug!’

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