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Bullies Beware: Cameras Installed on Kennewick School Buses

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -When school starts in a few weeks, the Kennewick School District will be on the lookout for bullies riding the bus.

Over summer vacation, the school district has been installing digital cameras on the entire fleet of more than 100 buses.

Lorraine Cooper, the school district's communications director, says the cameras will keep the message in front of students that bullying won't be tolerated.

"This will help us immensely in being able to monitor what's going on inside the bus so we can prevent bullying from happening and also take steps if something has happened."

Administrators say many incidents of bullying last year happened on buses going to and from school.

Every student boarding a school bus in Kennewick this fall will also see a sign posted inside, telling them how they can reach an anonymous tip line to report a bully.

Cooper says bus drivers have also received training on how to spot and prevent bullying.

Both the Pasco and Richland school districts also have installed cameras inside buses.

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