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Fingerprint scanners to go online at Kingsport's Dobyns-Bennett high school

June 3rd, 2013 1:34 pm by Rick Wagner, NET News Service

Fingerprint scanners to go online at Kingsport's Dobyns-Bennett high school

KINGSPORT — Fingerprint scans will be used this fall at Dobyns-Bennett High School to help increase security in hard-to-secure areas, school officials said.

The fingerprint or biometric scans are used, among other things, to help secure the career technical education and band room, also known as the instrumental music building, school system spokeswoman Andy True and D-B Principal Chris Hampton said.

Hampton said the scanners were installed in January and February as part of ramped-up security at the Kingsport school of about 1,900, and Hampton said parents of existing students were notified at that time.

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