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Durham school buses get cameras after sex assault claim

Posted November 17, 2014

— Durham Public Schools has finished installing video cameras on its buses after claims two months ago that older students sexually assaulted a 5-year-old boy.

Police ultimately determined the child, a student at W.G. Pearson Magnet Elementary School, was bullied, but the allegations prompted the school system to install and upgrade cameras in its more than 60 buses.

The school system says the cameras begin to record when buses start up and record for a set period.

Because the cameras have a limited amount of storage, it's important for bus drivers and schools to report problems immediately, the district says.

The cost to install the equipment was about $80,000.


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  • Grand Union Nov 18, 2014

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    perhaps you have a better idea?

  • Itsmyopinion67 Nov 18, 2014

    More expensive gadgets for the fine people of Durham to steal.

  • euimport1 Nov 18, 2014

    vandals will fix that over a weekend. unfortunately ...