Durham school buses get cameras after sex assault claim
Posted November 17, 2014
Durham, N.C. — 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.