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Albuquerque Schools Embrace Surveillance Cameras

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News 13 got an inside look at the growing electronic surveillance system the Albuquerque Public School District is using to try to keep children safe.

"In light of the recent happenings in Connecticut, we are using the cameras maybe more, with an eye on how can we prevent some things or how can we keep an eye on campuses better" explained Albuquerque Public Schools Police Lt. Allan Rider.

Lt. Rider admits his 56 officers can not be everywhere, so that's what the cameras are for. Surveillance cameras are installed at most APS schools, and their monitored by APS Police at the dispatch center located in APS Headquarters.