(WTNH-TV) Touted as the next evolution in school security, nine Connecticut school districts are using the School Gate Guardian. Before a visitor is allowed on campus, the device scan's their license and checks it against a national sexual predator database. It also searches court orders that would restrict a person's access to schools.
Monroe's Superintendent Jim Agostine says the device is vital to school safety.
"We have numerous people that come to the building, delivery people and things of that nature. Right now, we don't know. They might not be on a sex registry for Monroe, but they may be in the town where they live. This device will now let us know for sure whether or not to let someone in," he said.
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