Tool that scans social media could help keep Lake schools safe
Social Sentinel looks for potential school threats
TAVARES, Fla. – The Lake County school board voted Monday to approve a new security system aimed at preventing school shootings.
Members voted unanimously in favor of Social Sentinel software, a tool that searches posts on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites for key words that could signal a potential shooting or bomb threat at schools.
The software is expected to cost $70,000 for three years.
The district is expected to start using the software right away.
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