- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 25, 2015

WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) - West Fargo schools have installed a new visitor management system that forces guests to scan a government-issued ID and compares their information against national offender databases.

KFGO-AM (https://bit.ly/1LvwGIT ) reports the West Fargo School District has installed the new system in its 17 schools.

School visitors now must scan their driver’s license or government-issued ID to gain access beyond the main office.

In addition to national offender databases, the new system also compares the information from each visitor against local databases for red flags such as no trespassing orders or custodial disputes.

If an individual is allowed into the building, a customized visitor ID is then printed out.



School safety and security coordinator Heather Konschak says the district purchased the equipment using a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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Information from: KFGO-AM, https://www.kfgo.com

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