After a female student was carried to an empty room and sexually assaulted, a local TV station reported that the cameras were not working [link no longer available] during the time of the incident. A Kansas City Public Schools spokesman later confirmed the cameras were broken and that they were not fixed until the day after the incident.
In this note, we share our findings from speaking with the school and the integrator about what happened with the cameras and how they impacted this case.
The System and Its Role
The system costed nearly $1 million and includes Panasonic cameras and SmartVue NVRs.