Security upgrades approved for two schools

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DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — Visitors at North Ridge Middle School and Danville High School will now need an ID to go inside the building. 

The school board approved it last night, but it comes with a price. It’s called the Raptor Identification System.     
Any visitor would need to bring either their license or a state ID. The system scans that ID and does a background check on the visitor. It looks for any red flags. That would include the person being registered as a sex offender or if they’re flagged for any other reason. 

Once that visitor is cleared, they get a badge printed. They have to wear that badge anywhere they go inside those buildings. There will be two stations at each of the schools. 

Those systems cost about $2,400 dollars. There’s also an annual subscription to the Raptor system. That’s $540 per building each year. The school will also pay $50 every year for the badges themselves.

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