Council denies free use of park; event would raise funds for school bus cameras

Published: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 11:25 AM.

Councilman Shannon Hayes asked what problems have warranted the three-camera system on each school bus.

Bannon allegedy her daughter has fallen out of her seat at least twice when the bus driver braked unexpectedly, and once was punched by another student.

Cameras would support or debunk students' claims of poor driving skills and would provide evidence of student misbehavior on the buses, Bannon said.

Nearly $200,000 is needed to equip all county school buses with cameras, Bannon said. The school board and Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley have pledged funds toward installing the cameras.

Rytman's motion for the city to cosponsor Bannon's event failed when no second was offered.

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