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QPS adds 64 surveillance cameras to high school

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When your student goes back to Quincy High School this fall, they'll have a lot of extra eyes watching their every move.

Installation has already begun on 64 additional security cameras.

Business Manager Joel Murphy says the upgrades will help keep violence down.

"Coverage of areas of congregation and stuff like that," said Murphy. "Every square inch isn't covered, but at least most of the areas where people travel and such will have some type of coverage."

Creighton Welding's niece goes to QHS. He says it brings him peace knowing that his niece has the extra security at school. He says he hopes it keeps kids from ever causing a disturbance in the first place.

"I think that's a good addition to the school because there's starting to be a lot of school violence," said Welding. "You know a lot of bullying has been going on lately in past years so it's a good way that teachers and security can go back and check on the kids actual activities."

Assistant Principal Bill Sanders says the upgrades will help administrators get to the bottom of things.

"It's nice from the standpoint of - for example - if we have fights for example, if we have confrontations between students, we can go back and review the camera and see what actually took place," said Sanders.

Administrators say most of the cameras are in the cafeteria and commons areas, which are finished up along with the cameras that were added to the second floor of the B, D, and F sections. Now they're focusing on E building.

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