Tool that scans social media could help keep Lake schools safe

Social Sentinel looks for potential school threats

By Cathleigh Winningham - Producer

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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