Herndon Middle School‘s administration is considering installing security cameras on school grounds.
The school’s administration stated that the cameras will “increase the ability to maintain the safety of all students, staff members and visitors within the building.”
Before installation begins, the school’s administration is accepting feedback from members of the school community. An informational meeting for parents is set for Thursday (Jan. 16) at the school at 5:30 p.m.
Lucy Caldwell, the director of news and information for Fairfax County Public Schools, told Reston Now that the move was not prompted by any specific events. Caldwell noted that all high school and middle schools are slated to install security devices in the near future.
“Cameras, by their mere presence, offer a deterrent to criminal and/or inappropriate behavior. Photographic evidence also serves to help identify individuals who are trespassing onto school property, thus greatly enhancing school safety.
Additionally, camera evidence can help exonerate individuals accused of acts they did not commit,” Caldwell wrote.
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