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La Cañada schools to install video cameras amid campus vandalism

June 16, 2011 |  7:33 am

Security cameras will be installed on LCUSD campuses to deter vandalisms and thefts. This vandalism occured in March.

The La Cañada Unified School District will install up to 10 security cameras at all four school sites as early as this summer after a series of vandalism incidents.

“We are concerned with the vandalism that is going on at the sites,” Mike Leininger, the district’s assistant superintendent of facilities and operations told the La Canada Sun. “There has been an increase in the theft of copper and brass with the economy going down.”

Leininger recalls an incident at the beginning of this year where some brass and large copper pipes were installed. A short time afterward, the pipes vanished.  “We didn’t even have time to put a cage around [the installation],” Leininger said.

School board member Joel Peterson said the district is looking at using wireless cameras that will be of high enough quality to detect facial features for easy identification, he said.

--Andrew Shortall, Times Community News


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Photo: Different color paint was dropped on the Blue Ribbon logo at La Canada High School in March. Credit: Raul Roa/Times Community News