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Cameras used in school to deter false allegations

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…The use of visible surveillance cameras by schools has grown in recent years – particularly as security against the threat of vandalism and theft … There were complaints from teachers’ unions earlier this year when the King’s Academy in Middlesbrough planned to introduce CCTV cameras within classrooms, which they said was an unfair intrusion into their workplace….Among the arguments in support of using of cameras was that it gave teachers protection against false allegations from pupils.

BBC