A Texas school district, in an effort to protect its students from child predators, has turned to software from Raptor Technologies that will issue guest badges to visitors only after their names have been scanned against databases containing the names of known predators.
The Rockwall Independent School District recently approved installation of the new program from V-Soft, a Houston, Texas company. Visitors will now have to present a valid state or government-issued photo identification card to the school’s receptionist, such as a driver license or military ID.
The ID will be scanned into the V-Soft system and cross-referenced with a database to ensure that the visitor is not a registered sex offender. The system also checks for “private alert” information which has been entered by campus administration. This might include issues relating to parental custodial cases.
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