Marshall ISD to install security cameras in junior high
From Marshall ISD:
MARSHALL, TX - A 28-camera security
system will be installed at Marshall Junior High School over the Christmas
holiday break and is expected to be fully operational soon after students
return for classes in January.
The cameras will be placed
at key locations within the three-story building as well as outside the
building. A total of 22 cameras will be located within the school and an
additional six will monitor outside activity at key locations.
"This is a very important part of our overall plan to increase security and
safety at all of our campuses," said Dr. Marc Smith, MISD Superintendent.
"There was an area of need for cameras at our junior high school and we are
pleased to be able to install these cameras and have them up and running soon
after school resumes after the holidays."
The system will include the 28 two-megapixel cameras as well as a six-terrabyte
Network Video Recorder (NVR) to store the recorded footage. Matt Calvert, MISD
Executive Director of Finance, said the plan is to have the system up and
running by the time students return for class on Jan. 14, although that date is
tentative as technical issues could arise as the system goes live.
"We do not expect any delays," Calvert said. "However, until the system goes
live we won't know how our network will respond. Our MISD tech team will be on
point to troubleshoot any issues that may arise."
"It is a great advantage to have cameras on campus," said David Segers, MJHS
Principal. "We have been planning this the entire fall semester and we are
excited to gain this new technology."
The security cameras are part of a general review of all campus emergency
management plans that have been ongoing throughout the school year. Each MISD
campus is required to have an updated crisis management plan that is reviewed
annually, as well as a general district crisis management plan that is also
"There is nothing more important to us the than the safety and security of our
students," said Dr. Smith. "We will continue to review our plan and look for
ways to improve our campus safety in order to ensure the most effective
educational experience possible that we can provide for our students."