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More secure school on the horizon for Webb City

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By MIKE PACHE

WEBB CITY, MO. - Webb City council finalizes a deal to bring an improved security system to Webb City High School.

By next month Webb City High School will have 50 brand new security cameras.  The new system will feature color return video instead of the current black and white color.

School officials say the current surveillance system they have in place is more than ten years old.

The new system will double the amount of cameras in the school and will also feature cameras in the parking lots.

Associate Superintendent Toby Bottom says the new system will cover a lot of ground.

"It's the after-hours where it will really come in handy," Bottom told us.  "It's been very valuable with the police with vandalism and things like that, which we don't have much of that in Webb City but when we have we have been able to catch them on film and it's made a difference."

The new system will cost around $40,000.

Part of the system will be paid for by a $25,000 Department of Justice Secure Our Schools grant.

That grant was awarded to the Webb City Police Department in October of last year.

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