Brownwood ISD school now scanning IDs for sex offenders


BROWNWOOD, Texas -- Brownwood ISD is now using a check-in system that automatically scans for sex offenders.

Visitors at all campuses will be required to present a valid, state-issued ID. The ID is then scanned into the Raptor Visitor Management System.

The system compares the visitor's name, date of birth, and photo to a national database of registered sex offenders.

The system is not connected to any other organization such as the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Once entry is approved, Raptor will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, date, and purpose of the visit.

“The safety of our students is our highest priority, and the Raptor System provides a consistent way to aid in keeping away people who may present a danger to our students” said Priscilla Monson, executive director of the Brownwood Education Foundation.

Abilene ISD and Wylie ISD both use the Raptor Visitor Management System at all campuses. AISD purchased it in 2007. WYLIE ISD started using it in 2011.

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