Virginia Schools Implement New Electronic ID Program
Schools in Virginia's Prince William County are ready to up their level of security when it comes to handling on-campus visitors. The school system is implementing a new electronic ID program that will require all visitors to first register upon entering any county school. Visitors will be asked to present a photo ID and a school employee will scan that ID before printing out a temporary visitor badge.
The computer system stores each visitor's information and also runs it against a sex offender registry. School officials will be alerted to any potential threats, and will also be able to see what visitors are on campus grounds at any given time.
The main aim of the visitor ID program is to ensure that potentially dangerous visitors aren't able to simply waltz into a school facility. By registering and screening each visitor, the system greatly enhances security in this regard.