A new security plan for Prince William County Public Schools will require anyone entering schools to present a government-issued photo identification in order to screen for sex offenders and other potential hazards, according to WTOP. This seems like a good idea, given that current security measures don’t detect fake identification documents, and schools are clearly a vulnerable target for terrorists and criminals. At least if we can detect that someone who shouldn’t be at a school is trying to gain access when they attempt entry, it should significantly improve the security posture for what remains a soft target.
Starting next month, the school system will require anyone entering any of its 86 schools during school hours to present a government-produced picture ID that will be scanned and checked.
Your photo will be scanned into a database and compared with the photo you have on record. And, it will be checked against Virginia’s sex offender registry, says Rob Crowe, security services coordinator for Prince William County schools.
Of course this is going to cause all sorts of headaches for illegal aliens, who don’t have legitimate government-issued photo identification. Just watch for them to raise all sorts of heck about this, claiming that we should forgo security enhancements because they might inconvenience someone who has enrolled their children in our county schools despite their unlawful presence in our country.
This is going to force a major gut-check for the School Board. Do you institute measures to protect our children, or make sure illegal aliens aren’t inconvenienced? After Milt Johns is sworn in as Chairman of the School Board, I’m pretty sure they’ll stand firm with the first option, but that doesn’t mean at all that citizens shouldn’t be weighing in on this at every opportunity. You should let them know how you feel about this, just in case.
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