FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Fort Wayne Community Schools officials are hoping their newest addition will make things even safer for students.
The school district has deployed a new system called “SafeVisitor,” according to the News-Sentinel, which takes a photo of a visitor and creates a special name tag that visitors must wear while in a school building and must return when they leave.
The tags also have a six-hour limit, when a special ink will show up and alert staff to someone whose visit has gone on a little too long. The system also requires visitors to present a government-issued photo ID for scanning, and every visitor is checked against a national sex offender registry as well as a list of approved visitors for each student.
The new school year starts August 15th.