CCTV has reduced the number of break-ins at high school

CRIME CAMERAS: Beaudesert police acting officer in charge Andrew Robinson with Scenic Rim MP Jon Krause and Beaudesert High School Principal Alan Smith. Photo: Supplied

CRIME CAMERAS: Beaudesert police acting officer in charge Andrew Robinson with Scenic Rim MP Jon Krause and Beaudesert High School Principal Alan Smith. Photo: Supplied

New CCTV cameras, which were installed last term at Beaudesert High School have already made a difference to reducing crime.

Principal Alan Smith said their installation followed a spate of break-ins at the school a few months ago and had since had a significant impact on preventing theft and vandalism.

“Our tuck shop was broken into 12 times during that time,” he said.

“Jon Krause does a lot of lobbying for our school and he was instrumental in getting us the cameras.

“They were installed last term and we’ve only had one break-in since then.”

Mr Smith said the CCTV showed clearly who the culprit was and the police were able to identify and apprehend the individual concerned.

Scenic Rim LNP incumbent Jon Krause said he had spoken with Mr Smith about security issues at the high school the night before a visit from shadow education minister Tracy Davis.

“I then took the matter to Kate Jones and on behalf of Alan I asked her to do something about getting cameras installed,” he said.

“The school now has 26 CCTV cameras, which will help deter break-ins and help police to identify offenders.”