Mississippi proposes comprehensive school video surveillance
The Mississippi legislature has introduced a bill that would require public schools and postsecondary institutions to install video surveillance cameras that record audio throughout their campuses, including in classrooms, auditoriums, cafeterias, gyms, hallways, recreational areas, and along each campus's perimeter, and allow parents to vies live feeds of classroom instructions. The bill's sponsor, state representative Stacey Hobgood Wilkes (R-Picayune) says the bill's provisions would help preserve discipline and hold teachers accountable for teaching topics such as critical race theory. Parents would also be able to request footage of incidents in which their children were involved. Schools would be required to back up footage to the cloud and delete it after 90 days unless required for investigation.
Writer: David McGarry