Shout out: What is your opinion of having security cameras in the classroom?

Eric Griggs: I don’t know. It makes me feel safer, I guess? I feel like that would be like being watched by the man- illuminati- conspiracy theory stuff.

 

Renee Inglett: I don’t have a problem with it at all. My family and I were actually talking about this about a week ago. We thought that if you’re not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about. I guess in that case you have to define what is bad—it’s all subjective.

 

Laura Cook: I don’t think so. It’s not the place of the college to monitor students in a learning environment.

 

Bhagirath “Bud” Bhatt: I can see both sides of the issue. I don’t want to be spontaneous about jumping to a conclusion. When it can be mutually beneficial, like in the case of violent circumstances, I can see its place.  However, we are mature adults and I don’t know if there is a purpose for monitoring college students.

 

Morgan Edwards: It depends on the classroom. I can see the purpose for security in classrooms like psychology in which it might be beneficial for learning, but I don’t think it is necessary to have security in the classrooms. I think it’s okay in the hallways and absolutely in the parking lots but not in the classroom.

 

Kellesy Bledsoe: I think it’s okay because you want to make sure everyone is safe and there are not threats in that circumstance.

 

Mitchell Potter: Allowing educational institutions to openly spy on students is terrifying from an Orwellian Police state control. To permit tools of espionage in classrooms, which would create horrifying Hawthorne effect, is a violation of privacy. Security cameras in classroom condition students to be spied on in a militarized policy state, and is a direct violation of the Fourth Amendment.

 

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Shout out: What is your opinion of having security cameras in the classroom?

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