KELLER, Texas (AP) — A North Texas mother's efforts to get school districts to install cameras in classrooms with special-needs students in order to increase safety are finally seeing success.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports (http://bit.ly/2ctfXNY ) Breggett Rideau had lobbied the Texas Legislature to require school districts around the state to install and operate video cameras in some special education classrooms if requested by parents, a trustee or a staff member.
Rideau's son had been injured between 2008 and 2010 as a special-needs student at a middle school in the city of Keller.
Starting this school year, a new state law is taking effect requiring the use of such cameras.
Rideau says she hopes to extend the law to the federal level to make classrooms safer for the most vulnerable students like her son.