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Call it the No Child Left Unsurveilled Act.
On Thursday, federal lawmakers will hold a hearing on a proposal to let public schools use millions in federal grants to blanket the halls of learning with surveillance cameras.
Those grants have typically been used to install metal detectors, lights and locks, as well as paying for security training for students and employees.
The bill adds closed circuit surveillance cameras to the list of items eligible for Justice Department Safe School grants, ups the funding to from $30 million annually to $50 million and increases the feds share of any outlays to 80%, up from the current 50-50 split.