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They’re Watching You! Cameras Will Be in WMS Soon!

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Security camera image from Google Doc clip art.

Nailah Spencer, Reporter

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On December 21, 2018, an E-Bulletin was sent out to the West students, staff, and families. In the e-bulletin, it stated that security cameras will be installed at WMS. Read the following blurb from E-bulletin below:  

SECURITY CAMERA INSTALLATION @ WMS
Security cameras and related technology will be installed at West Middle School in the evenings during the month of January. The funding for this project comes from the Wayne County Regional Enhancement Millage that was passed in 2016.

According to Mr. Smiley, “They have been working on the cameras at night starting in late December and are expected to be done early February”. The security cameras are being added to the building because of bullying, inappropriate actions, and negative student behavior. Mr. Smiley says, “The cameras will be helpful in situations so less investigation is done and problems can be resolved. There are not currently security cameras at West.”

The cameras are being put in the main areas like hallways, classrooms, and school entrances. The money to pay for these cameras came from a Wayne County bond issued for school security.

“I think security cameras are going to prevent kids from making bad decisions by just knowing there are cameras there,” Hannah Comar, a 7th grader at West, explained.  “I feel like school is going to be better and fewer problems will happen.”

How do you feel about the security cameras being added to West Middle School? Comment below! 

16 Comments

16 Responses to “They’re Watching You! Cameras Will Be in WMS Soon!”

  1. oh no on January 16th, 2019 3:50 pm

    oh no

  2. unknown on January 17th, 2019 2:00 pm

    stalkers

  3. Lizzy Gutkowski on January 18th, 2019 12:41 pm

    I think it’s fair bc no one can find the person who is bullying them.

  4. AAron on January 18th, 2019 12:41 pm

    dont add camras there bad for you

  5. liam on January 18th, 2019 12:43 pm

    the school is no longer safe….. and if they do put cameras in do me a favor and default dance on them creeps!!!! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  6. unknown on January 18th, 2019 12:44 pm

    stalkers I need my privesy

  7. hi on January 18th, 2019 12:44 pm

    cool

  8. billy mays on January 18th, 2019 12:49 pm

    but why tough. are you just gonna sit in your perfect little desk chairs and watch us all day.

    (⌐▀͡ ̯ʖ▀) just saying.
    little bit creepy.

  9. WOW on January 18th, 2019 12:49 pm

    this will be intresting

  10. lee kurger on January 18th, 2019 12:49 pm

    salkers

  11. Ugene Starkly on January 24th, 2019 11:03 am

    I personally think security cameras are a great idea! I experience a lot bullying myself about my glasses and noticeably thin tummy. Stay positive!

  12. Unknown on January 25th, 2019 11:02 am

    I think these won’t help.

  13. anonymous on January 29th, 2019 11:53 am

    I think that this could interfere with peoples privacy

  14. zander on February 8th, 2019 12:41 pm

    bathrooms?

  15. required on February 8th, 2019 12:54 pm

    I need my privacy tho.

  16. Laurel Dandurand on February 13th, 2019 9:49 am

    I think cameras will help because they could see if people are cheating on tests, on their phones, or bullying

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