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Schools eye facial recognition technology to boost security
But debate surrounds questions of student privacy, effectiveness
facial recognition technology in schools
In this July 10, 2018 photo, district technology director Robert LiPuma stands in a doorway beneath a camera with facial recognition capabilities that is being installed in Lockport High School in Lockport, N.Y. The western New York school district is upgrading its existing surveillance system to add technology that will scan faces and alert officials to the appearance of expelled students, sex offenders or weapons it has been programmed to look out for.
LOCKPORT, N.Y. — The surveillance system that has kept watch on students entering Lockport schools for over a decade is getting a novel upgrade. Facial recognition technology soon will check each face against a database of expelled students, sex offenders and other possible troublemakers.
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