Burlington schools to buy body cameras

Administrators will soon wear body cameras at school

Published 07/07 2015 10:29PM

Updated 07/07 2015 10:29PM

Body cameras on police are starting to become more common and now Burlington Schools are adding body cameras for their administrators to wear.


The school district now has 15 body cameras they will be putting to use this school year.


After accusations of an administrator kicking a student, Burlington Schools Superintendent Patrick Coen said the district got the idea from Muscatine Schools to get the cameras.


"We want to make sure that we're treating people with dignity, honor and respect," Coen said. "Parents with dignity, honor and respect and this is a way to say, are we doing that and to kind of check ourselves."


Each camera cost around $85, all covered by the school's technology department. The district is still figuring out reviewing procedures.

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