Bank donates money for school cameras

December 18, 2009 4:28:08 PM PST
A bank has donated more than $2 million dollars to pay for security cameras for the city's public high schools. Ninety state of the art cameras will be placed at 40 schools including Dyett High School where the cameras were displayed Friday.

Chase is footing the bill.

The cameras will be installed outside the high schools. Video feeds will be monitored by the Chicago Police Department and the office of emergency management and communications.

"What's critical about these is these are outside the school and outside the immediate envelope because the issue isn't inside the schools. The issue is what's happening outside the schools and these cameras, we believe, will make a big difference," said Ron Huberman, Chicago Public Schools CEO.

Huberman adds that outdoor cameras improve security and that improves learning.

The schools worked with the police department to determine where the first cameras will be placed, mostly at South and West Side schools.


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