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A local school district increases their security

KASSON, Minn. (KTTC) -- A local school district is increasing security within its buildings, through the help of a federal grant. Kasson-Mantorville's school district is using the money to protect the children in their schools.

If you're hoping to gain access to any buildings in the Kasson-Mantorville school district, you'll soon have another loop to jump thru, its called the V-Soft.

"(The V-Soft) is a visitor check in or monitoring system that allows us to screen visitors as they come into our building," explained the Schools Resource Officer, Jason Peck.

The program screens your drivers license and then sends the information to a database.

It (the database) stores sex offender registration throughout the united states, so it's comparing your name and date of birth with information they have on hand down there," said Peck.

If you're not registered as a sex offender, the machine will print you a sticker badge verifying your admittance into the building. Peck said the V-Soft is able to do many things.

"We can enter order for protection that we get from the court system so if a parent is trying to get into the school and they shouldn't be to get kids, we'll get an alert about that," stated Peck.

The extra measures are being done to ensure students stay safe.

"It's really good to be proactive. You see all the other things that are going on in other schools now days. Like I like to say, if you can't learn from the other schools and what is happening to them, then you're not doing a very good job of protecting yourself," said Peck.


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