City Council members propose putting security cameras in BX and city schools

An increase in crime at Bronx and city schools has some City Council members proposing that cameras be installed in schools citywide.

City statistics show that major crimes, which include grand larceny, assault and rape, went up last year by 12 percent in city schools. The increase comes despite the Department of Education's safety initiative implemented last year. The department placed more police and securityofficers at schools labeled the most dangerous.

Opponents of the proposal say the use of cameras in schools is just too expensive and the city cannot bear the cost. But some Bronx kids say schools always come last. One kid said officials rather spend money to build jails than on fixing schools.

The City Council plans told a hearing on the proposal later this month.

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