The Washington Post (9/16, Frankel) reports schools across the country are using technology to detect gunfire to try to prevent mass shootings. Some schools in California, Ohio, and Virginia have installed gunshot-detection acoustic sensors in classrooms that can pinpoint the location of a gunshot and alert authorities. Some educators have praised the devices as a way to increase student safety comparing them to fire alarms, while others are critical that their appearance in classrooms is a “tacit admission that school shootings have become an unavoidable part of the American landscape.” Others criticize the systems for not being cost-effective, because despite their expense nobody claims they can actually prevent shootings just possibly alert authorities faster.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
More Schools Installing Gunshot Detectors That Alert Authorities When Gunfire Is Heard.
Posted by Room #18 at 12:52 PM