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1/19/10

Lubbock State School soon to be under surveillance

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Texas State Schools will soon be under surveillance. A Dallas based company won a $12 million contract to install a network of about 3,200 high definition video surveillance cameras at the 12 state schools, including the Lubbock State School.

Texas' State Schools have been under fire for years for abuse and neglect, such as employees orchestrating a "fight club" at the Corpus Christi State School.

But the Texas Department of Aging and Disability services says this will help schools keep an eye on the safety of the residents.

"Our top priority is the health and safety of our residents," says Cecilia Federov with the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. "This will add an extra set of eyes in all of the public area on campus to help ensure the safety of the residents as well as the safety of our staff."

Installation of the cameras started in December, and will continue through next year.

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