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Aug 21, 2013 9:10 AM by Morgan Frances - MFrances@kristv.com

Raptor Security System New In C.C.I.S.D. Schools

CORPUS CHRISTI - Schools in Corpus Christi will begin session on Monday and the entire district has implemented a new security system to screen all visitors. The system, called Raptor, requires any visitor to hand over their drivers license or ID card when they walk in the building. That ID is then scanned using the new system which checks to see if that person is a sex offender before he or she is allowed to walk through the school.

If someone doesn't have a form of ID on his or her person, it's up to the school administration to identify the person and make a judgement call as to whether to let the person inside or not.

With the tragedy at a school in Newtown, Connecticut and recent gunman scare at a school in Atlanta, Georgia, C.C.I.S.D. Police say they've implemented some security measures for this year. The main change has been made to each individual classroom. If an intruder entered George Evans Elementary school, for instance, C.C.I.S.D. Police Chief Kirby Warnke says he or she wouldn't be able to get inside the classrooms.

School district police decided it would be best for classroom doors will remain locked while school is in session. "Where there's a will there's a way," Chief Warnke said in regards to someone sneaking into a school. He added, however, that this extra security measure of locking classroom doors will prevent anyone who gets inside the building from reaching the inside of a classroom.

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