Monday, January 28, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
BUFORD -- The board of education for Buford City Schools voted Monday to put surveillance cameras in the district's elementary school -- the only facility in the district that didn't have them.
Following the vote, Principal Melanie Reed said she was happy for the measure, which in light of the mass shooting Dec. 14 in Newton, Conn., in which 26 students and faculty members were killed, "provide(s) some relief and peace of mind for parents and community members."
During its regular board of education meeting Monday night, Superintendent Geye Hamby told the group of elected officials that the $14,900 surveillance system "doesn't prevent bad things from happening, but it makes parents and the community feel better, and in the event we ever had a situation that needs review, we can go back and run the tapes."
Added Hamby: "It's better for everyone."
Buford Elementary School has 621 students enrolled, according to a report by Reed on Monday night.