Ector County ISD School Going High-Tech to Protect Students

by Diane Tuazon
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - A $160,000 security system is being installed in one Ector County School. 

"What we have in place is 41 cameras located in different areas through out the school and also an access control feature where the exterior doors are locked and can only be accessed  by employees," Mike Adkins, E.C.I.S.D. Director of Communications, said.

It's a system that many school officials are looking forward to.

"This will allow the E.C.I.S.D police to monitor and review videos current and past, and so any incident that has come up, we will be able to view," Adkins said.

Lamar Early Education Center was the only school ready for this installement. "It was already  outfitted and ready to go as far as having a foundation in which to work from," Adkins said.

School officials say it's a security system that the district needs. "School security is very much at the fore front right now, and we want to be very proactive in making sure that our schools are safe and that kids have a very safe learning environment to go to everyday,"  Adkins expressed.

Ector County school officials say they're learning more about what security system works for the district, and if all goes well other schools will soon get theirs.