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La Crosse schools have bus cameras to keep students safe

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – La Crosse Schools have security measures in place to make sure students are safe on the bus.

Within the last five or six years, the district has made sure each school bus is equipped with a camera that takes video and audio of students.

That way if an incident were to happen on the bus, the school can review the tape and give it to police—if needed—to help resolve and emergency.

 “Just being able to have another set of eyes on the bus,” said Joyce Smalley, finance manager for the district. “The driver's facing forward, driving ,and then looks in the rear view mirror to see kids, but then you just have that camera there to go back and review things.”

Each of the school's more than 50 buses has a camera. To date, the district has only had to use the footage for disciplinary measures.
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