January 17, 2011
DETROIT — A new security system in Detroit Public Schools has parents and community members questioning the violation of their Fourth Amendment right to privacy.
As of Jan. 3, all visitors — including parents — to DPS will have to scan their driver’s license or state-issued identification to obtain a visitor’s pass with a photo I.D. to enter the school.
Although the system is slated for all schools in the district, it is only up and running currently at a few schools, including Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School (King).
Security officers and staff at King refused to comment to this reporter on how the system works or what database visitors’ identification is run through.
“All questions have to go to the district,” said Officer Brewer, campus security of DPS Department of Public Safety.