Island schools to get surveillance cameras

BAR HARBOR — A total of 10 surveillance cameras are slated to be installed at the Conners Emerson School and the Mount Desert Island High School this summer as part of ongoing security upgrades in the wake of the Newtown, Conn. school shootings late last year.

Each school also is to receive a silent alarm “panic button” hardwired into the Bar Harbor police dispatch office. The buttons will be located in the main offices of the schools.

In Southwest Harbor, voters will weigh in Tuesday on a tentative decision by selectmen there to spend up to $12,000 on a camera and security doors at the Pemetic School entrance and new classroom door locks as needed for the entire building.

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Robert Levin

Robert Levin

Former reporter Robert Levin covered the people, businesses, governmental and nonprofit agencies of Bar Harbor. [email protected]