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Leon County officials: County school buses, safe and secure

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Posted at 5:42 PM, Feb 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-08 15:17:42-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)--It's a top notch security spot where every school campus and bus is monitored.

The Leon County District Security Center has four televisions placed high on the walls and monitored 24 hours 7 days a week.

John Hunkiar, Chief of Safety and Security for Leon county schools says though they have a detailed security plan in case there's an emergency...they have to remain tight lipped.

"Our safety measures are specific to the buses and specific to the schools, we don't release detail about what they are for various reason and obvious reasons," said Hunkiar.

The screens allow the security team to keep watch of whats going on such as severe, weather, breaking news, real time video, and the buses.

"We have emergency communications with all our buses at all times as well as GPS monitoring," said Hunkiar.

The security team, watches the cameras closely as buses take off and use multiple screens to track their every move.

Hunkiar says school bus drivers have a huge responsibility, safety number one.

"In the event of any emergency life safety first as well as making notifications first to first responders," said Hunkiar.

With all the safety and security plans tucked away until they need to be used. Hunkiar says they're always working to improve the system.