Tenn. County Adopts New Sex Offender Protocols

Sumner County will require visitors to scan their licenses before being allowed access to the school.

A Tennessee county is improving campus safety by upgrading its schools’ visitor management system for the upcoming school year.

Sumner County has changed its visitor protocols and adjusted its access control with a special emphasis on denying sex offenders access to the schools, according to wkrn.com.

The front doors of schools will be locked until a visitor is buzzed in by the front office. After walking past the office visitors will sign in through the Lobby Guard system, which will run a background check after visitors scan their driver’s license.

Sex offenders will be flagged and school resource officers will be available to assist visitors.

One high school principal says he thinks the system will also help with custody disputes.

The new security features are in place in all of Sumner County’s 49 schools.

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