Lone Grove schools to install cameras

By: Teddy Safo Email
By: Teddy Safo Email

LONE GROVE, Okla. -- School administrators in Lone Grove are trying out some new security measures on its campuses even though classes aren't set to begin for a few more months.

They're using the summer vacation to make the changes.

Even though Lone Grove school administrators haven't had any major issues with safety, they say its better safe than sorry.

Administrators are installing cameras in several places around campus. Officials say they hope the cameras will be a crime deterrent, especially when no one is present to monitor school grounds.

The plan is to install 45 security cameras inside the high school and middle school and in places surrounding the schools.

Lone Grove Principal Russell Noland says an anonymous donor gave the school about $57,000 to pay for the cameras.

"Parents expect their kids to be safe. I think anything that’s going to keep their kids safe and keep an extra pair of eyes out, they are going to be behind that."

More than a dozen are expected to be installed at the high school while another 16 will be placed at the middle school.

The installation is set to begin in July and should take about two weeks to complete.

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  • by Voice of Reason Location: LG on Oct 16, 2007 at 01:46 PM
    What is there to gripe about really!! Cameras are a good thing to have...if you feel so wronged then you will have proof of any wrong thing that happened to you!! If you are doing what is right then you will not need to complain! Did you ever hear "let ye who is without sin cast the first stone"? Sounds like some people need to put the big rock in their hand down!! Go to school get an education...learn how to spell...and figure out that a principal's job is to keep order! I have never known the administration to play favorites. Try going east about 8 miles to the next school on the highway!! School is a mini society AND if you have trouble with authority in school then I will most likely see you on the Carter County Sheriff's website! School life is only a small percentage of your entire life...wake up, go to school, do your work, get an education and quit whining!!
  • by someone Location: lg on Aug 10, 2007 at 09:02 PM
    i go to school here and i think it is a good idea
  • by Anonymous Location: Lone Grove on Aug 4, 2007 at 03:02 PM
    Security measures? Is Lone Grove so unsafe that our children need constant supervision? Maybe the $57,000 donation could be put to better use in the Special Education department. This is typical Russell Noland! When is he going to focus more on the quality of education that is being provided by him to our children versus policing teenagers?
  • by Christy Location: Lone Grove on Jun 14, 2007 at 02:48 PM
    I think the idea is great! That means more protection for our children. I know that I will feel more secure.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 14, 2007 at 01:55 PM
    What's a "priciple"?
  • by Myka Location: Lone Grove on Jun 14, 2007 at 12:50 PM
    I think it is a great idea. It makes the school a more secure place for our children. With the world as it is today, I cannot imagine any parent who would not support this decision.
  • by Joan Location: Lone Grove on Jun 14, 2007 at 11:47 AM
    I agree with Bo, but how can you fight a priciple and superintendent whom play favorites with student and let these students get away with any and everything. So what good are cameras!!!!!
  • by Bo Location: Lone Grove on Jun 14, 2007 at 11:22 AM
    The school would not have to do this if the High School priciple and superintendent would do their job.
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