CPS Completes Installation Of Cameras At 14 High Schools

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Public School system has just completed a nearly $7 million project to install high-tech, high-definition security cameras in 14 high schools.

WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports officials showed off the new camera system at Paul Laurence Dunbar Career Academy on the South Side.

“These state-of-the-art cameras could have a dramatic impact on reducing student misconduct,” said CPS Chief Executive Officer Jean-Claude Brizard.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports

Brizard said CPS is building on the successes they have had at Fenger Academy High School, known in the recent past for incidents involving violence.

“Last year alone, student misconducts at Fenger dropped by 59 percent,” Brizard said. “Those cameras provide not only a window into what is happening within the school and within the perimeters of the school, but also assist the Police Department, the 911 Center. We can actually see from our 15th floor of our building what is happening in cafeterias at Fenger High School, and now at Dunbar and many of these community high schools.”

According to Brizard, the cameras are backed up by new classroom curriculum, which includes encouraging positive behavior.

“Its effort has already led to a significant reduction in both expulsions – 43 percent fewer – and expulsion hearings – 28 percent,” Brizard said.

The camera systems cost about $500,000 per school.

  • Jim

    These cameras may help the city to start the battle against our black homie problem. The earlier we get them in prison, the better off everyone will be.

    • THEE Yard Ape

      Money well spent Jim. Let’s see how long it takes for the simians to don their hoodies and destroy the cameras.

  • juju

    As long as they don’t get a picture of you, the result of inbreeding amongst the pedophiliac cellar dwellers known as the Jims. A family known throughout the land to chase little children and say bad things abount other people. Toilet face.

    • Jim

      Thankyou juju for displaying what a childish negress you are. Inbreeding? Pedophiliac? Cellar dwellr? Toilet face? This is the best you can come up with? HaHaHaHaHaHaHa!!!

  • Danile Pupo

    I was on staff at Dunbar for 32 years. The majority of the discipline problems really didn’t originate in the cafeteria. Somehow i can’t help but feel that 1984 has arrived, al little late but nevertheless, its time is now.

  • Poetry

    You actually make it seem really easy together with your presentation but I in finding this matter to be actually one thing which I feel I’d never understand. It kind of feels too complex and very extensive for me. I am taking a look forward in your next put up, I will try to get the cling of it!

  • zatso

    I have told you before that the BUZZARD is idiotic, stupid,and really on Holiday till he leaves Chicago.

    We agree that the three “R’s” are important. But, this fly by night administrator, is so happy with these cameras, he is happily adding that “curriculum in positive attitude” is being added.

    Well, goof off buzzard, students should come from home with this on the first day of kindergarten.

    The Problem is PARENTS. Feel like a rocket scientist if you finally grasp this.

    Another flagrant waste of taxpayer money. Who got the contract? $$$$$$$$$


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  • Disgusted

    Well as for Dunbar, the cameras are being used by it’s wacked out paranoid Principal to watch the staff members rather than students. Anyone who had paid a recent trip to Dunbar would notice that the hallways are always flooded with students who commit numerous infractions on a daily basis. The cameras have so far had absolutely no positive effect on student misconducts! Instead of concentrating on the camera situation more attention needs to be paid to the schools attendance and freshman on track rates that are being altered to fraudulently meet student gains expectations. Moreover specific attention needs to be paid to the fact that are kids are being served a great injustice.

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