New camera system ensures safety, helps prevent theft in hallwaysMonday, April 20, 2009 By Nick Kallas
All eyes are on you now, not necessarily in the literal sense but more along the lines of technology. Many students have seen the thick black wires creeping through the ceiling located near the central office and wires are pulled from the basement. This can only mean one thing, either cameras are going to be set up or rats got into the ceiling and ate all the wires– not the case. People wonder why cameras are being put up now, near the end of the year and after the theft had come to a halt. Brother Ken Haders gives a more formal thought about the timing of these future eyes. “First, we had to raise the money for the cameras, the cost of them were not in our school budget. Not to mention we have been discussing the installation on and off for quite a few years,” Haders said. Granted, safety precautions are always taken, so a new recording device might just be a smart move. Not to mention, this will help put a stop to some of the theft going on throughout the building. This $25,000+ investment hopes to put the extra “oomph” in stopping some of the high school crime seen here. “They are going to be located by the corridors, the dome and the locker rooms, which are some of the problem areas,” Haders said. The cameras are not the only answer for the crime, but more of a step in the direction of a safe school that students, teachers and parents all want. “Kids just need to play a part and not permit actions like these and I’m sure they would not occur if students tried to put a stop to it,” Haders said. The Hoban community is based on much more than friendship; it’s about taking a stand and standing up for principles. Theft and any other inappropriate deeds can be extinguished as long as students are united as one. Students are the solution, not the cameras.