Waynesboro Appropriates $100,000 for Installation of Security Cameras

WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) -- The Waynesboro City Council discussed adding security cameras to two local schools during its meeting Monday night.

Council members set aside a $100,000 state security grant to fund the installation of security cameras at Waynesboro High School and Kate Collins Middle School.

Superintendent Jeff Cassell said these added cameras are an important part of the school's security.

"We are constantly looking to upgrade our security, we did not have security cameras in either one of those buildings so this money has allowed us to monitor entrances much better, monitor hallways and areas where supervision of students is more difficult in the buildings, but especially monitoring our parking lot and our entrances. To know who's around the building and who is entering and exiting the building is very important, " explained Cassell.

School leaders told us they eventually plan to install cameras in all Waynesboro Public Schools.

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