- Associated Press - Monday, September 22, 2014

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - The number of security cameras in Alaska schools is going up.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (https://bit.ly/1sUPRjx) reports video cameras are being installed in Fairbanks middle and elementary schools and it’s part of a statewide trend aimed at making schools safer.

Fairbanks technology director Janet Cobb says a $4 million, multi-year state project is paying for technology and security upgrades.

Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District spokeswoman Catherine Esary says local officials want the community to know that school safety is the No. 1 priority for the district in the wake of school shootings elsewhere.

Anchorage School District chief operating officer Mike Abbott says the district is wrapping up a project to install surveillance cameras at all schools.

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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, https://www.newsminer.com

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