Security has become a priority at schools all over the country and Iowa is no exception.
One district is using new technology in an effort to keep everyone inside its buildings safe.
Indianola superintendent, Mike Teigland says school security has changed since his 10 years with the district.
“The good times are gone where you can just trust everybody.”
According to the superintendent, the district’s current visitor security system wasn’t making the grade. The district recently purchased a $9,000 visitor system called Raptor Visitor Management.The system scans the visitor’s driver’s license and preforms a background check.
“It’s just another precaution that were taking to make sure that our students are safe and we have an idea who is coming into our building,” says Teigland.
The Raptor Visitor Management system was founded in 2003, since then it has protected schools from 10,000 sex offenders.
The district will begin using the system next week. Ankeny and Johnston schools currently use the system.