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Visitor screening system coming to Auburn High School

Auburn High School will have a new security system before the end of the month, with the same technology coming later to the other Auburn school district buildings.

The Raptor Visitor Management System will be operational at the high school by April 22, according to a news release.

The system will screen school visitors against custody, sex offender and other databases, the news release said. Everyone who arrives at the school will need to present a government-issued identification card to get into the building. Examples of valid identification include a military identification card or New York state driver’s license, identification card or benefits card.

When the card is scanned and the person is cleared to enter the building, they will receive a visitor badge with their name, picture, that day’s date, time and their intended destination within the school printed on it. Anyone who is not cleared to enter will be told to leave.

Lisa Green, the district’s business executive, said in an email that the district bought systems for all seven of the school buildings last year through Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES for $11,200, plus $5,000 to BOCES for installation. After the district receives aid on the systems later this year, the net cost is set to be between $7,000 and $8,000, Green said.

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