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06/08/05

Security Cameras for Groves a Priority

The Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education has made it a priority to get security cameras for Groves High School.

This year Groves has been the center of school safety issues. Two girls they were attacked in the bathroom. Police believe the girls made their stories up, but there have been other reports of fighting and intruders on campus.

Even though she thinks the cameras will help, Principal Lucy Phillip says it's not a cure-all solution. "First of all, I don't think it solves the problems of school safety and security. I wish there was one thing that would, but I think it definitely will be a deterrent and if an intruder comes on campus we can follow up quickly."

The board was supposed to vote on a contract to install 60 cameras today, but there was a problem with the bids. They'll bring it up again at a future meeting.

Principal Phillip hopes to have the cameras in place when classes begin in the fall.

Reported by: Michelle Paynter, mpaynter@wtoc.com

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