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The Voice of Conway High School

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Flashing Red; ID Scanners to the Rescue?

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Audrey Hamilton
ID Scanner outside of the Career Center

     The ID scanners never seemed like the best idea when we all heard about them, but most of us had hopes that they would end up being more of a help than a hassle. Sadly, it seems like our high hopes might be crushed. 

     The ID scanners were supposed to make the school entrances much safer and limit the entry to students and teachers only. They were intended to help protect our safety in an organized way, but I’d say that they haven’t gone exactly as planned.  As you walk around campus, you’ll often find many students waiting around the doors hoping that someone will let them in the school. This is a frequent occurrence because the ID scanners often don’t work.  They have caused many students to be late for class, and then the students get in trouble even though it was out of their control. 

     There are signs posted on many of the entrances that say “ID scanners work!!” but they hardly ever do. Especially at the career center, where you can typically find students gathered around each entrance, trying to find a way in. I have often had to call my friends that have a class in the career center to come let me in the building. If I didn’t have friends to call within that building, I’d be standing out there until a random student decided to be gracious enough to open the door for me as they walked by. 

      If a teacher sees you standing at the door or knocking on it, they typically just shake their head and walk away. This is completely unfair since there is nothing the student can do about it, and students shouldn’t be getting in trouble because of faulty ID scanners that we had no part in installing. There are only two options that could solve this issue; faculty either need to get the ID scanners to work properly and constantly or get rid of them altogether. 

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Audrey Hamilton
Audrey Hamilton, Staff Writer
Audrey Hamilton, a Junior, loves dance and photography. She hopes to use Journalism as a way to meet new people, and progress her love of writing.

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